UK’s The xx made a recent appearance at Newbury Comics in Boston, MA. These young musicians from South London were originally a four piece but are now down to 3 members: Romy Madley Croft (vocals and guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals and bass) and Jamie Smith (drum machines and percussion). This soft-spoken bunch play slow indie pop songs with stripped down instrumentals accompanied by seductive lyrics that stick in your head. Their debut album is easily one of the best albums of 2009. Their performance, in a jam packed Newbury Comics, was their first Boston show ever. They played the following songs: vcr, basic space, islands, crystalised, night time and infinity. I wished they played more, but they were off to another show that night opening for Friendly Fires. The video here is The XX performing “islands” at Newbury Comics. 12.04.09

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