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Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: Suede Among The Final Acts To Be Announced

16th March 2012

M83; Suede and The Weeknd are among the final acts to be announced for the inaugural Optimus Primavera Sound Festival at Parque da Cidade in Portugal. They will join previously announced acts The Xx; Bjork;...

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New Order To Headline Saturday At Bestival

14th February 2012

Fresh from announcing their initial line up last week, Bestival have revealed that the critically acclaimed Manchester dance act New Order will be headlining the festival on Saturday 8th September 2012. Bestival founder Rob Da...

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Bestival Announces Line-up Additions For 2012

8th February 2012

BESTIVAL 2012 - curated by Dj Rob Da Bank - is set to take place from September 6th-9th 2012. The Xx are set to return to the festival, following a triumphant set in the Big...

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Drake Collaborates With Stevie Wonder

1st August 2011

Drake has collaborated with Stevie Wonder on his new album.The hip-hop star is a huge fan of the Motown singer and was honoured when he agreed to work with him on six tracks of his...

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Diana Vickers Denies Being 'Dropped' By Label

3rd July 2011

Diana Vickers has recently split with label RCA, but has claimed that it was amicable and for reasons ".based purely on a creative level." Diana Vickers, who shot to fame after appearing on The X...

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Drake Excited By Bootleg

20th April 2011

Drake was excited when he first saw bootleg copies of his raps. The '' rapper remembered how he was in New Orleans when he was approached for the first time to buy an illegally made...

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Plan B Up For Two Ivor Novello Awards

19th April 2011

Kylie Minogue, Tinie Tempah and Plan B are all up for Ivor Novello awards.Plan B and Everything Everything lead nominations with two each, and will square off in the songwriting awards' Best Album category. Plan...

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Drake Praises The Xx

14th January 2011

Drake says The xx's Jamie Smith is "one of the most exciting producers" he's heard.The 'Forever' rapper confirmed he is working with the indie musician on his second album, 'Take Care', as well as another...

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The Xx Furious At British Leader's 'Unauthorised Use' Of Song

7th October 2010

Mercury Prize winners THE XX have blasted British Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON - for using their music without permission during a political rally.The British band is furious that organisers of the Conservative Party's annual conference...

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The Xx Not Ready For Second Album

15th September 2010

The xx have "no plans" to record a second album.The British trio - who won the coveted Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut album last week (07.09.10) - have revealed while they intend to...

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Brandon Flowers Tops The UK Album Chart

13th September 2010

BRANDON FLOWERS, frontman of rock band THE KILLERS, is set to release his solo album 'Flamingo' in the US tomorrow, and the record is already topping the charts in the UK, going straight in at...

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The Prodigy Close Bestival

13th September 2010

The Prodigy brought Bestival festival to a close last night (12.09.10) with a greatest hits set, which ended with a bonfire and fireworks display. The dance group - made up of Keith Flint, Liam Howlett...

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The Things They Say 17928

9th September 2010

"She was just lovely and enthusiastic about our music. It was surreal to meet her. Originally we wrote the album for ourselves. I never imagined anyone else hearing the songs other than us." THE XX...

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The Xx Want To Go Into Hiding

9th September 2010

Shy rockers THE XX have no plans to embrace the spotlight following their Mercury Prize win - the band wants to disappear for a year to record another album.The London trio has already seen sales...

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The Xx In Hiding

9th September 2010

The xx are so "terrified" after winning the Mercury Prize this week, they are going into hiding. The publicity shy band- who scooped the industry award for best UK album of the last year on...

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The Xx's Personal Album

8th September 2010

The XX never thought anyone would hear their album.The UK band - who picked up the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize last night - admit they wrote their self-titled debut for each other, and never expected...

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The Xx Plan To Use Mercury Prize Money To Build Studio

8th September 2010

Rockers THE XX are to build a recording studio with the cash they won as the 2010 Mercury Prize winners.The trio scored the $30,000 (£20,000) windfall as a result of winning the best British album...

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The Xx Win Mercury Prize

8th September 2010

Rockers THE XX served up a shock at the 2010 Mercury Music Prize announcement on Tuesday (07Sep10) by beating red-hot favourite PAUL WELLER to the top album honour.The London trio was stunned by the prestigious...

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The Xx Win Mercury Prize

7th September 2010

The XX have won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The band, from London, scooped the annual prize for the best UK album tonight (07.09.10), picked by an industry panel, beating Paul Weller, who was bookmaker’s favourite...

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The Xx Win Mercury Prize

7th September 2010

Rockers THE XX served up a shock at the 2010 Mercury Music Prize announcement on Tuesday (07Sep10) by beating red-hot favourite PAUL WELLER to the top album honour.The London trio was stunned by the prestigious...

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People's Mercury Favourite Paul Weller

7th September 2010

Paul Weller is favourite to win tonight's (07.09.10) Mercury Music Prize. There have been an unprecedented number of bets at bookmakers on the singer and internet polls have been flooded with votes for his album...

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Would Dylan, Jagger Have Won American Idol?

11th August 2010

If any of the iconic rock figures of the 1960s had initially been required to run the gauntlet of judges on a TV talent show in their day, they would have failed, veteran rocker Alice...

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The Xx Invite Qureshi To Attend Mercury Prize Ceremony

21st July 2010

British rockers THE XX have put aside their differences with ex-bandmate BARIA QURESHI and invited her to join them at the upcoming Mercury Prize ceremony.The group's self-titled debut will go up against releases by the...

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Dizzee Rascal Leads Mercury Nominations

20th July 2010

Dizzee Rascal and Paul Weller are among the artists nominated for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 'Bonkers' hitmaker - who previously scooped the coveted accolade for his 2003 LP 'Boy in da Corner' - would...

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Drake Made Jay-z Sound New

17th June 2010

Drake tried to make his celebrity pals sound "new" when they appeared in his debut LP.The rapper - whose new album `Thank Me Later' includes collaborations with Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys...

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The Xx Cancel Gigs After Guitarist's Father Dies

19th February 2010

British rockers THE XX have cancelled a string of gigs in Europe after the death of guitarist ROMY MADLEY CROFT's father.Croft's dad passed away on Friday (19Feb10) - no further details are available. Concerts...

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The Xx Is A Trio After Guitarist Quits

13th November 2009

British band THE XX is down a member - guitarist BARIA QURESHI has quit for good.Rumours of a split gathered pace after the rockers performed a concert in London without Qureshi last month (Oct09) and...

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The Xx Cancel European Gigs

31st October 2009

British rockers THE XX have prompted rumours of a split after performing a concert in London without guitarist BARIA QUERESHI, and cancelling a string of European gigs.The group shocked fans at a performance at the...

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