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UK Pop trio The xx will return to New Zealand in January next year

Tuesday 15 August 2017

UK Pop trio The xx will return to New Zealand in January next year

Indie-electronic trio The xx are coming back to Auckland next year in celebration of their latest album 'I See You'.

The xx's return is a long anticipated comeback being the band who have taken their place alongside the all-time greats, performing in the area where the alternative meets the electronic to produce what, for many people, is simply perfect atmospheric pop for today.

It's been eight years since they recalibrated the musical landscape with their groundbreaking debut release 'xx'. Its distinctive style became the most critically acclaimed release of the year. Featuring crowd favourites 'Intro', 'Crystalised' and 'Shelter', The 'xx' album won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2010 for best album of the year.

The xx members are Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. The London based trio are touring at an all-time high following the January release of 'I See You'—universally lauded as the band's biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world. They launched their new album with a record-breaking seven consecutive sold out nights to 35,000 people in their hometown at the legendary and iconic venue Brixton Academy.

Fast forward to 2017, The xx are one of the most in demand bands selling out arenas in Europe and the USA and headlining festivals around the world. Last week, their latest 'I See You' album was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize and has scaled yet further heights with unanimous praise for an even richer and wider tableau of technicolour sounds and mastery of their craft. Singles from 'I See You' include 'Dangerous', 'Say Something Loving', 'On Hold' and most recent 'I Dare You'.

"The xx are truly magical beings." - Reverb

"Britain's most influential modern band set the Brixton Academy alight... No act has captured the musical zeitgeist of the past few years quite like The xx." - The Telegraph, UK

"There's really no comparisons to The xx. And if you don't get it, see them live. You'll get it." - Music News

The xx have now released hugely acclaimed albums to date—the Mercury Prize winning debut 'xx' and its follow up 'Coexist' in 2012. Since the release of Coexist, Jamie xx's debut solo album 'In Colour' went on to become one of 2015's most successful electronic records.

Gear up for an exhilarating night where you get to see The xx perform once again next year.