JAMIE XX SOLO HEADLINE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Following the success of his intimate headline dates in July 2012 – with all shows selling out in under one minute – Handsome Tours are pleased to announce solo shows for Jamie xx in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney this March and April. The dates come as part of The xx’s previously announced Australian tour, which has seen almost instant venue sell-outs and second shows added due to epic demand.

Catch Jamie xx performing in Perth on Sunday 31 March at The Bakery, over the Easter long weekend.

Jamie will also perform late shows in Melbourne on Friday 5 April at the Prince Bandroom, and Sydney on Saturday 6 April at the Metro Theatre. These two gigs follow the previously announced shows by The xx earlier in the evening, and will have late starting times to accommodate.

General public tickets to see Jamie xx are on sale Wednesday 6 March at 12pm AEDT.

The past few years have been meteoric for Jamie xx, who has earned a name for himself as one of the world’s hottest producers. In 2011 he crafted the underground hit ‘Far Nearer’ and collaborated with Gil Scott-Heron on the album We’re New Here, a re-envisioned version of Scott-Heron’s 2010 masterpiece I’m New Here. We’re New Here features Jamie’s brilliant remixes of ‘NY Is Killing Me’ and ‘I’ll Take Care of U’, which was later reworked by Drake and Rihanna for their worldwide #1 ‘Take Care’. In 2011, Jamie also reworked Radiohead’s track ‘Bloom’ for their remix album TKOLRMX123456.

Jamie xx – Australian headline shows
Supported by FBi Radio and 3RRR

Sunday 31 March – The Bakery, Perth
Friday 5 April – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne – late show
Saturday 6 April – Metro Theatre, Sydney – late show

General public tickets on sale Wednesday 6 March at 12pm AEDT.

Ticket info from http://handsometours.com/tours/jamie-xx-2/

THE XX ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR + NEW SINGLE

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/

The xx Coexist is out now via Young Turks / Remote Control.
Coexist - The xx

SBTRKT RELEASES LIVE ALBUM!

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.

Live Tracklist:

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)
7. Sanctuary
8. Evening Glow (feat. Sampha)
9. Wildfire
10. Right Thing To Do (feat. Sampha)

Videos

1. Hold On / Migration (feat. Sampha)
2. Wildfire

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE XX

Pitchfork.tv are showing a series of short films casting an intimate light behind the scenes of The xx.

Featuring Fiction, Angels and Tides, respectively you can watch all three films below.

The xx Coexist is out now via Young Turks / Remote Control.
Coexist - The xx