There is nothing quite like hearing a band so compelling, so exciting and so directly brilliant for the first time that you can't leave them alone, can't shake them and are left virtually paralysed to do anything else…. So having taken an enforced 24-hour break from The xx's MySpace page after stumbling upon it in late 2008 to gain some perspective on whether a band with only a handful of demos can sound so dangerously sexy, the answer was that the Southwest Londoners overwhelmingly could.
The four-piece's stripped-down sound - the type that broods as much as it grooves - subsequently and gradually swept others aside over the course of 2009 and their debut XX went far beyond merely proving their potential when released in August of that year.
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This is the sort of music that depresses a certain percentage of people living in this writer’s home of Dublin, namely; those looking for Ireland to conjure up something both original and relevant. It is a rarity here for any young bands to really sparkle and sparkle long enough to produce...