The xx release Basic Space video

Much-fancied minimalist popsters The xx have released a video to support their single Basic Space:


Directed by Anthony Dickenson, this video rather personifies The xx’s music: edgy, elusive, androgynous and powerfully pretty.  As I’ve said here before, whether seen live or heard, this quartet are an aloof band whose stop-start melodies don’t immediately captivate… but pretty rapidly amaze with their dexterous electro trickery and fine instrumental work. Call me cynical, too, but when a band fronted by two odd-looking characters makes waves, I’m always a bit less suspicious than were it a pair of desirable demi-gods flicking their fringes at me.

The xx’s Hoxton Hall dates, also mentioned here before, have predictably sold out, but there is a newly-announced in-store at Rough Trade that longing Londoners could aim for. 

Live date:
Wed 19 Aug – Rough Trade East, Brick Lane

They’ll also be supporting one Florence and the Machine at her sold-out Shepherd’s Bush Empire shows in September.

The xx on MySpace

The xx – Basic Space (zSHARE)

Buy the album ‘xx’ here as of next week.  Buy the Basic Space 7″ single here.


~ by ripamel on 11/08/2009.

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