18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode […]


7 Dec
55 minutes of aural goodness from the man behind The xx

Jamie xx joins the league of superlative DJs who’ve graced the decks of one of the underground scene’s most exclusive parties. The Boiler Room are quickstrick events thrown across the world (Los Angeles, Berlin, London and New York) growing in reputation rather quickly for their well curated throwdowns broadcast live to the entire interwebs. Naturally, […]


16 Oct
Latest clip from "Coexist" album via The Creators Project

Created in collaboration with VICE‘s The Creators Project, The xx release the latest video from their sophomore album Coexist. The video clip was directed by Young Replicant, and is essentially a watery essay on light and mood. Nice.


4 Sep
Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sim & Jamie xx's sophomore album

We’ve kept close tabs on the hyperly anticipated second album from The xx, and its time has (almost) finally arrived. While you’ll have to wait till next week to purchase Coexist via iTunes or Amazon, the fine and awesome folks at NPR have set up the entire album for streaming. Yaye! We’ve previewed as much […]


7 Aug
The second leak from art group's sophomore album "Coexist"

The xx return with the latest track off their hyperly anticipated sophomore album Coexist. “Unchained” continues the Elliot School dropouts’ gorgeous productions, and suggests they have not slipped a note — as much as their first Coexist leak, “Angels” also suggested (peep that video after the jump in case you missed it first time around). […]


12 Sep
The xx's Jamie Smith delivers some haunting Monday escapism

Today Jamie xx (aka Jamie Smith) drops a new mix for FACT magazine, mix 282. The Mercury Prize winner puts together a dark, beautiful 30-minute set straight from the soul of the xx’s soundbook — perfect for a little Monday escapism. Stream it below, DOWNLOAD or check out the Soundcloud page if you have any […]


25 Apr
The Curse of Medusa, Californication and big giant tampons

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII, vol. VIIIvol IX, vol X,  vol XI, vol XII,  vol XIII, vol XIV and vol XV) Back in December I suffered from that she-devil known as “writer’s block.” You’d think — considering the nature of writer’s block and who suffers from it — that […]


Sofia Coppola and now Catherine Hardwicke are making my mission to support women directors a wee bit tough. Coppola’s Somewhere bored me and angered me in equal measure, turning me into something resembling a lobotomized pit bull, and watching Catherine Hardwicke’s pricey new take on Red Riding Hood just made me feel kinda embarrassed. For […]

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