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Florence + The Machine Among Nominees For Mercury Prize 2015

Florence + the Machine and Jamie xx are among nominees for the Mercury Prize 2015.The full shortlist of 12 nominated albums has been revealed on BBC Radio 6 Music, with Wolf Alice and Benjamin Clementine...

The Xx's Label Bosses Accuse Hugo Boss Of Plagiarism

British rockers The Xx's label bosses at Young Turks have accused advertisers at Hugo Boss of plagiarising the band's music.They argue that a recently released ad campaign for the German fashion house features a track...

What Can We Expect From The New Xx Album?

The XX are a band who have achieved the rare accolade of matching their critical success with a commercial viability after the minimalist electronic strains of 2010’s self-titled record altered the face of popular music...

Prince Plays For Kate Moss At Intimate Gig

Prince performed for a host of stars including Kate Moss and Bryan Ferry at an intimate gig last night (05.06.14). The 'Raspberry Beret' hitmaker, who is on the second leg of his 'Hit and Run...

The Xx Speak Out Against Group Who Used Their Song In Anti-gay Advertisement

British rockers The Xx have taken aim at officials of a Croatian anti-gay marriage group after they used the group's song Intro in an online ad without permission.The bandmates have released a statement distancing themselves...

The Xx Start On Third Album

The xx have started work on their third album. The indie band have started working on ideas to follow up their second album 'Coexist' which was released last year, after the success of their Night...

Haim's Arctic Day

Haim had the ''worst day of their lives'' turning down a guest spot on the new Arctic Monkeys album. The 'Don't Save Me' band were rushing to complete their debut album, 'Days Are Gone', when...

Nick Cave And Vampire Weekend Lead Aim Awards Nominations

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, The Xx and Alt-J look set to be the big winners at this year's (13) AIM Independent Music Awards after landing a slew of top nominations ahead...

The Xx Performing Intimate Gigs At Secret U.k. Venue

British rockers The Xx are keeping their latest shows shrouded in mystery by staging a series of gigs in a secret location.As part of the Manchester International Festival (Mif) in England, the group is performing...

Glastonbury Festival 2013: Your Guide To The Biggest Clashes!

With such a ginormous festival site at 900 acres, and plenty of drunken hoardes and muddy puddles to fight through, the simple act of walking from one stage to another can be a difficult task....

The Xx: We're Not Miserable

The xx want people to realise they're not ''miserable''.The trio - Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith - have a melancholic image thanks to their gloomy appearance in pictures and their only wearing...

The Xx Change London Show Venue Over Transport Worries

British rockers The Xx have rescheduled a show in London after discovering a local section of the city's Underground service would not be operating on the day of the gig.The band was due to perform...

The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Sampler Released Online

Excitement mounts as a sampler for the Great Gatsby soundtrack has been released online. Fans of Jay Z and Beyonce may find themselves disappointed though, as neither of their tracks are included on the sampler....

The Xx Plan To Experiment

The xx want to ''experiment'' this year.The trio have months of tour dates booked around the world this year but are keen to also find the time to work on the follow-up to September 2012's...

Coachella Festival 2013; Who To See?

Today saw the announcement of the Coachella Festival 2013 line-up, to be run on the weekends of April 12, 2013 and April 19, 2013, and as expected it’s another smorgasbord of musical taste, with everyone...

What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping...

Brit Awards 2013 Nominees Announced: Diverse? Or Just Weird?

This year’s BRIT Awards nominations look as though they were concocted by a group of strangers, with wildly different cultural backgrounds, on a drunken night out. Is this a sign that the mainstream music world...

Wait, Did The Rolling Stones Just Confirm A Brit Awards Performance?

The Brit Awards 2013 nominations were announced on Thursday (January 10, 2013), being somewhat overshadowed by the Oscars stuff going on across the pond. We already know James Corden is back on-board as host, and...

The Show Must Go On? David Letterman Props Up Entertainment Industry During Hurricane Sandy

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens...

The Xx Axe U.s. Tour As Hurricane Sandy Heads Towards East Coast

British rockers The Xx have scrapped the remaining dates on their current U.S. tour due to the impending threat of Hurricane Sandy hitting America's East Coast.The trio, which won the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Music Prize...

Bob Dylan Beaten To Billboard No.1 Spot By The Dave Matthews Band

Bob Dylan’s Tempest could only manage No.3 on The Billboard 200 Chart this week, with The Dave Matthews Band claiming the top spot. Their album, Away from the World moved 266,000 copies, making it their...

The Xx Score First Number One Album In U.k.

British rockers The Xx have beaten The Script and Bob Dylan to score their first number one in the U.K. albums chart.The trio's sophomore release, Coexist, rocketed to the top of the countdown, forcing Irish...

The Xx Give Fans Early Stream Of New Album

The Xx are giving fans the opportunity to listen to their new album, Coexist nearly a week before it's full release, reports the Nme.The London band follow up their hugely successful, award winning self-titled LP...

The Xx Want To Write For Beyonce

British rockers The Xx are hoping to line up a collaboration with superstar singer Beyonce as they dream of writing pop songs.The cult band, who are preparing to release their second album, Coexist, the follow-up...

Alt-j Installed As Favourite For Mercury Music Prize 2012

Nominees for this year's Mercury Music Prize have yet to be announced but the odds for the 2012 Album of the Year going to indie rockers Alt-J and their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' have...

The Xx 'Dream' Of Writing For Beyonce

The xx ''dream'' of writing a song for Beyonce. The 'Crystalised' band were honoured to meet their Pop Idol earlier this year, and would love to contribute a track to one of her future albums.Bass...

The Xx Confirm UK Shows, No Longer Feel "Cripplingly Shy"

Former Mercury Music Award winners The Xx have increased momentum for their much anticipated comeback by announcing that they'll be playing three UK shows in September, the news coming just a week or so after...

The Xx's 'Sad' Album

The xx have based their new album on ''sad'' dance music. The 'Islands' group are returning with their second record, 'Coexist', in September and wanted to capture the same energy as on their favourite up...

The Xx's New Album ''Better'' Than Debut

The xx's new album is ''like the old stuff, only better.''The Mercury prize winning group are set to release their second album later this year, and while they have been secretive about its sound, friends...

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