UK indie trio The xx have quickly become one of the most in demand acts on the planet, and they’re bringing their incredibly atmospheric and captivating live show back Down Under this April. General tickets will go on sale Tuesday 15 January, 12.00pm midday AEDT.
First hitting Australian shores as part of the Laneway Festival back in 2010, the precociously talented trio – Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim – pre-empted the release of their latest album
Coexist in July 2012 by playing two triumphant Australian shows which sold out in minutes. Not to be outdone, Smith – who under his alter-ego Jamie xx is rapidly building a global reputation as a formidable producer and remixer – also sold out two solo shows in the same cities in next to no time.
To coincide with the tour announcement, The xx’s new single ‘Sunset’ is at radio now.
Watch The xx perform ‘Sunset’ live below.
Listen to Jamie xx edit of ‘Sunset’ below.
The band’s second album, Coexist, was one of the most eagerly-awaited releases of 2012, and the wait proved to be more than worth it when the record finally dropped in September. Coexist impressively debuted at number two on the ARIA charts, with similar chart-topping results around the globe. It was roundly lauded by both critics and fans alike as being a more than worthy successor to their acclaimed 2009 self-titled debut, which among a slew of similar awards and accolades garnered them the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2010, and has achieved Gold sales here in Australia.
But now, with their new album under their arms and their stocks at an all-time high, The xx are returning to Australia to bring their minimalist, melancholic and emotive music to the masses once more! Don’t expect demand to be any less intense this April when The xx return to unveil the gorgeous arrangements and aural delights of Coexist in the live setting, alongside the early favourites which made them so revered to so many so damn quickly.
The xx – April 2013 tour
Supported by triple j, Channel [v], FasterLouder, frankie magazine, Spotify and X-Press
Tuesday 2 April – Metro City, Perth
Thursday 4 April – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Sunday 7 April - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tuesday 9 April – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
General tickets available from 12:00pm AEDT Tuesday 15 January
Ticket info from http://handsometours.com/current/the-xx-3/
London producer SBTRKT has released his debut live album, available exclusively on iTunes via Young Turks/Remote Control.
Titled LIVE, the 10-tracks are recordings from two shows played at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in October last year, featuring songs from his self-titled album released in 2011.
Also included are two live videos of ‘Hold On/Migration’ and ‘Wildfire’, filmed using 12 different cameras.
Both the videos and audio are available to download on iTunes, as additional tracks on SBTRKT’s debut self titled album or as a standalone release, LIVE.
Named by NME as the #1 most ground-breaking dance act in the world, SBTRKT has left his imprint on the UK music scene by seamlessly fusing Detroit techno, Berlin electro and classic 2-step into the thriving London dubstep scene.
His debut self titled album, released on Young Turks and Remote Control, has been critically received the world over and SBTRKT has become one of today’s most prolific electronic artists.
1. Surely (feat. Heritage Orchestra)
2. Never Never (feat. Sampha and Heritage Orchestra)
3. Heatwave (featuring Sampha)
4. Hold On / Migration (feat. Sampha)
5. Go Bang (feat. Heritage Orchestra)
6. Trials Of The Past (feat. Sampha and Heritage Orchestra)
8. Evening Glow (feat. Sampha)
10. Right Thing To Do (feat. Sampha)
1. Hold On / Migration (feat. Sampha)
The xx have launched a new app to go along with their album, Coexist. The free app includes an interactive version of the album artwork that ‘reacts to your touch, movement and environment.’ There are visualizer videos for each track, lyrics, official music videos, tour dates, access to the online store and updates from the band to expand your Coexist experience.
The Coexist app is available from Apple’s App Store and in the Android Market.