Australian Tour January 2010
Civil Society is very proud to announce the Australian debut tour of UK new comers The xx. Arriving on the back of their debut album ‘xx’, The xx will be bringing their utterly flawless new sound of love, loss and longing live to Australia as part of the 2010 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.
Dodging the storm cloud of hype and hysteria that seemingly plagues every other new buzz act, Romy Madley Croft (lead vocals, guitar), Oliver Sim (lead vocals, bass), Baria Qureshi (keyboards, guitar) and Jamie Smith (beats, samples) have subtly edged their way into our hearts.
The xx formed in 2005 at London’s Elliot School, the former home of notable alumni of Hot Chip, Burial and Fourtet. Yet despite being ten year passing between these groups leaving the gates of their alma mater, the young four piece share a peculiar artistic thread with their high school’s heroes, each setting their own musical agenda with a unique fusion of synthetics and live instrumentation to powerful, alien effect.
Having worked with big name producers such as Diplo and Kwes their unique make-up is a marriage of 2009’s urban/guitar tribes. In one corner the fluttering new wave inspired reverberation and in the other plumes of textured, postdubstep sub-bass all of which is set against the rich R&B vocal textures of Romy and Oliver.
Having played with the likes The Big Pink, Florence and the Machine and currently touring the US with Friendly Fires. Be prepared to give your heart to The xx as they make their way around on the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival January 2010.
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