The most astonishing debut of the year was this four-piece –recently turned trio- formed in South London. Their perfect blend of unusual sonic references, taking the dust off some not particularly trendy ones, gave them an extremely personal style. Borrowing elements from the first batch of indie acts in the early 80´s such as Marine Girls or Young Marble Giants; Angelo Badalamenti´s atmospheric productions; current R&B; and stripping them down to a minimal dream-pop skeleton that underlined the vocal warmth of their singing members, The XX left everyone open mouthed.
Released on Young Turks. Available to listen in Spotify.
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