The xx

The XX Biography

The XX

Originally a quartet - Romy Madely Croft, Oliver Sim, Jamie Smith and Baria Quershi - The xx were formed at Elliott School in Putney, a hotbed of creativity that also spawned the bands Hot Chip and The Maccabees.

Their minimalist style taps into classic post-punk style guitars, electronica and dubstep and their demo came to the attention of Radio X's John Kennedy.

Their debut album, xx, was released to universal acclaim in August 2009, but second guitarist Quershi left shortly after its release. The LP won both the Barclaycard Mercury Prize and Radio X's New Music Award in 2010.

Their second album, Coexist, was released in September 2012 and saw the band continue to tour and curate their own set of events called Night And Day in Lisbon, Berlin and London.

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