Following up on their last album Coexist (2012) we can confirm that the XX are back to work recording new music in Marfa, deep in the heart of Texas. After putting on an incredible run of intimate shows in New York in March, social media has been blowing up with photos on Young Turks Instagram indicating their whereabouts and the groups Facebook confirming the recording of new music.
Wasting no time, it appears that a sneak preview was gifted to a lucky few with a cheeky update; “last night we played a new song that we wrote in Marfa, at the lost horse saloon’s open mic night”… hot diggity! More importantly (for us folk down under), as with previous album releases there is usually a tour resulting so fingers crossed for The XX coming out to Australia sooner rather than later.
In related news, check out Jamie XX’s new song from his upcoming EP ‘Girl/Sleep Sound’, which is set to drop on May 5. The clip is both moving and exceptionally inspiring, showcasing members of the Manchester Deaf Centre as they danced, responding to movement and vibrations in the air given off by the song.