'Indie pop band, the xx, were the musical revelation of 2009 with their debut album xx. A foursome barely out of their teens, the Londoners arrived onto the music scene with a very grown-up sound that somehow managed to marry the characteristics of Joy Division and American crooner, Chris Isaak, into a new genre.
In eleven songs, they built a unique sound that you couldn't quite put your finger on: slow beats dressed in austerity, accompanied by enigmatic lyrics and lone wondering guitars. With a Mercury music prize under their belt and almost every music critic at their feet, they started work on their sophomore album. '
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