Tuesday 2 July 2013
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The xx create a unique atmosphere with their understated indie sound. The subtle vocals of Romy Madley-Croft and Oliver Sim combine over minimal guitar riffs and producer Jamie xx’s electronic beats to give birth to beautifully haunting songs.
The London trio have forged a reputation for powerful live performances and their show at last year’s Bestival drew the largest crowd in the history of the festival.
The band released their second album, Coexist, in 2012 to widespread critical and popular acclaim – it topped the UK album charts and made it into the US top ten. The album and the singles, Chained and Angels, have also created a huge
The xx won the Mercury Music Prize in 2009 for their first album, which included the singles Islands, Crystalised, Basic Space and VCR. The album featured in many ‘best of the year’ lists in magazines such as the NME and Rolling Stone.
Their music has also received major exposure through its use in soundtracks for TV shows and at events such as the Euro 2012 football tournament. Their debut album opener, Intro, was used by the BBC in their coverage of the 2010 general election.
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CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers
Disco superstars CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers, who worked with Daft Punk on their infectious number one Get Lucky, will be special guests for The xx Session.
CHIC have been stalwarts of the disco, pop and hip-hop scenes since their formation in the late seventies. With tracks such as Le Freak, I Want Your Love, Everybody Dance, My Forbidden Lover and Good Times, they quickly became a hot property and started writing and producing for some massive names, including Diana Ross.
As a solo artist, Rodgers produced some of the biggest albums of the 20th century, including David Bowie’s Let’s Dance and Madonna’s Like a Virgin. He also featured on Michael Jackson’s Money, from the HIStory album.
Nile Rodgers said: “We’re looking forward to setting the Eden Project alight with the sound of disco in July and are proud to be special guests to the incredible xx. Get ready…”