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Approved: The xx – Angels

By | Published on Tuesday 17 July 2012

The xx

First coerced into the spotlight via their unfailingly beautiful eponymous debut, The xx’s Romy, Oliver and Jamie have kept close to their original label Young Turks for the release of sophomore long player ‘Coexist’.

The new LP’s marketing campaign – which will lead up to a 10 Sep release date – began in earnest with the studio recording of new track ‘Angels’ materialising on the band’s official homepage just yesterday. Soundtracking a moving YouTube image of a rainbow oil or water spill; Romy Madley Croft’s voice plays like a cool ocean swell over the band’s signature dual guitars and, sidling in towards the end, a sharpened snare rattle unlike anything heard on ‘xx’.

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