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The xx

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biography
Formed in 2005, The xx are an alternative trio hailing from London, England, featuring the dual lead vocals of Romy Madley Croft (lead guitar) and Oliver Sim (bass guitar), and backed by Jamie Smith (beats, MPC sampler). Rounding out the group was keyboardist Baria Qureshi, who left the group because of the pressures of an intensive touring schedule.

Bonding over a shared love of dark, emotive 80s guitar sounds and the high-end sheen of American R&B;, The xx’s unique sound befits a band whose wide range of influences combine beautiful, hushed vocal duets and a brilliantly inventive use of samples and low-end frequencies to produce stark, sweet, melancholic pop.

The band released its debut album, xx, on August 2009. The album garnered critical acclaim and has been generally well-received, scoring an average of 84/100 based on 20 professional reviews. The album has spawned three singles: the first two (Crystalised and Basic Space) both have music videos featuring the band, and the third single, Islands, was released in October 2009.

On November 11, 2009, it was confirmed that keyboardist Baria Qureshi left the band after missing several scheduled shows, citing exhaustion.... (+) expand
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Fish in a Birdcage wrote:
Hey! You guys are awesome! thanks for creating great tunes :) If you're ever looking for a cello player for your band let me know! The new album I just uploaded is all written on the cello so you can hear what I do.

Peace and love friends!
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Oh my lord. I recently found you guys on Pandora and I immediately fell in love with the way you sound. The fact that you're here, on thesixtyone, makes this site at least 90% greater than it already is. Keep on being awesome :) (I don't know how to end these things, but I absolutely love you guys.)
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