the xx is going on tour
The xx has announced a string of tour dates, its first run of shows since 2013. Writing on Facebook, the London trio — whose debut album xx won the Mercury Prize in 2010 — said: "We are in the studio working on our third album. It feels so good to be together making new music."
In addition to its recently confirmed festival appearances in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil next spring, the band is set to hit the road in Europe and Japan before the year is out, making appearances in Croatia, Poland and the Czech Republic from the end of next month.
The xx is, of course, currently at work on its much anticipated third album, one that has been in gestation since 2012's Coexist. To tide you over, its members have shared a playlist of songs they've been enjoying in the interim. From Drake to the Velvet Underground, Björk to the Cure, check it out below.
Text Matthew Whitehouse
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