The xx - live in the Domain
*** Update: Let's meet and have a drink in the East Sydney Hotel (Cnr Crown & Cathedral Streets, Woolloomooloo NSW Protected content 6.15pm and 7.30pm. It's a short walk to Domain from there and we can get to the concert for the second support act and find a base to watch The XX :-) It won't be easy to meet at the actual event. ***
British indie trio The xx will treat audiences to their unique dreamy sound in stunning outdoor venues next January, joined by special guests Kelela and Earl Sweatshirt.
The xx are Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. Their latest Mecury prize nominated release I See You incorporates all three members' talents into a new version of their sound, one true to their roots but richer and more varied.
Praise and accolades for the new album add to the momentum already created by their earlier work. Their Protected content xx was met with critical and commercial acclaim, appearing on countless critics' lists of the year's best albums, including NME, Uncut, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Featuring crowd favourites 'Intro', 'Crystalised' and 'Shelter', xx won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in Protected content was certified platinum in the UK and Gold in Australia.
Supporting The xx will be American, singer-songwriter Kelela. Her Protected content mixtape Cut 4 Me is one of the most distinctive sounds in dance music, a mutable hybrid of house, electro, R&B and hip hop.
Also joining The xx as special guests will be LA DJ and rapper Earl Sweatshirt. Starting out in Tyler, The Creator's hip hop collective Odd Future, Sweatshirt released his debut studio album Doris in Protected content , delivering a varied palette of emotions in tracks 'Chum', 'Hive' and 'Sunday'. Protected content follow-up I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside see's Sweatshirt remain confident, carefully whittling away at the provlivities he's always had in songs 'Grief', 'Huey' and 'Off Top'.
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