If you are a fan of pop songs and want to hear a different pop genre, you should listen to an indie pop band, called The xx. The xx is an indie pop which coming from Wandsworth, London. The xx inserts various instruments for their music, such as echoed guitar, electronic beats, soundscape, and bass.
About The xx
The xx comes from Wandsworth, London, England. It takes pop, R&B, and electro for their root. It was established in 2005 until the present. It has three active members. They are Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie Smith. Baria Qureshi was used to be the member of The xx but he no longer joins in this indie band.
Romy Madley Croft is the main vocalist and guitarist. Oliver Sim serves as the vocalist and bassist. The third member, Jamie Smith or also known as Jamie xx handles beats, record production, and MPC. The xx signed with Young Turks and XL as their music label.
How does The xx form?
The xx started in the Elliott School. All the members, including the former member, was studied at the same school, which is Elliott School. That’s how the band was formed. Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim were studied in the same years in Elliott School. Then, Baria Qureshi came at the same time in that year. A year later, Jamie Smith joined in the same school and the story began. These talented young men started to make a demo for their band and posted it on the Myspace and. Soon, the music demo grabbed the attention of Young Turks music label.
With the help of Young Turks and Rodaidh McDonald as the music producer, their first album is released in 2009. The album is a hit and reached the UK Album Charts as. It topped the chart in the third position. It topped in the first position in the Guardian’s. The album also won the Mercury Prize in 2010.
The second album was released on September 5, 2012, which entitled Coexist. This album also became a hit and got positive feedbacks. It topped in the first position in UK and fifth position on Billboard. The third album, which is titled “I See You” was released on January 13, 2017. This third album also topped in Billboard 200 in the second position.
The xx is an England indie band which focuses in pop, R&B, and electro as their music. So far, the x has released three albums and all the albums were a huge success which topped famous music chart in the world.