17 May 12
The XX have been largely silent since this surprisingly huge debut album dropped into the lives of the music listening public all the way back in 2009. Sure, Jamie has been somewhat busy enjoying blog success over his solo output and working with the sadly departed Gil Scott Heron, but the rest of the gang have been up to very little, besides updating their clothing for the new season (tip: black is still in). The kids been therefore getting back into the gentle sway of things with a handful of low key gigs in London in preparation for the forthcoming festival season, where, at one of those gigs (Chats Palace, if you must know) they unveiled an all new song with all the pomp and ceremony you’d expect from them (none). So what does this as-yet-untitled song sound like? Well, without spoiling anything, it sounds very much like The XX, who would’ve thought it. The video is available to take in below, with your senses.