Tag Archives: The xx

The Antlers – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – 26 April 2012

Written for The Music Fix. It would abandon all gig review etiquette to focus too much on the resemblance between a band’s output and that of its slightly better known contemporaries, but it’s hard to miss how neatly The Antlers … Continue reading

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The Playlist: On holiday

Listen on: Spotify / we7* The first blog of the month at this late stage? Poor form, me. Too much time eating scones, not enough time writing about them (something like that). It’s holiday time now, but here are a … Continue reading

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James Blake – James Blake

Early in any given year, some release or other is likely to take on the prematurely awarded and potentially dubious mantle of Zeitgeist Capturing Album of the Year. Fresh from his high placing in the BBC’s annual hype poll, James … Continue reading

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The xx – Stylus, Leeds – 8 March 2010

Ten great gigs from 2010: #3 (based on an article written for The Yorker). “This isn’t the same as the Cockpit.” Oliver Sim’s mid-set declaration elicited enough laughter from the crowd that it would have been easy to ignore its … Continue reading

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