With their second album, Coexist, set to be released on Friday, September 7, The xx have given us a taste of what's to come with their new track 'Angels'. It's the first track off their forthcoming album, and is a beautiful song that left us wanting more. Thankfully it's not much longer now. Produced by The xx's Jamie Smith, Coexist was recorded over number of months between November 2011 and May 2012 in the band's own studio in London.
The band said of their new song: “It’s been a long time since we’ve played you anything new. This song is called Angels, it is the first single from our new album, Coexist. We’ve been playing this song live recently, so it feels good to share with you the version we’ve been working on for so long. We hope you like it. xx The xx”.
Tickets quickly sold out for both Australian shows — at The Forum in Melbourne on Wednesday, July 18 and The Metro in Sydney on Friday, July 20 — as well as Jamie xx's DJ Set at Goodgod on Thursday 19 July. There are unfortunately no hints of The XX crossing the ditch to New Zealand.
July 17, 2012 by Jane Fayle