About The xx
The xx is a British indie pop-rock band founded in 2005 by friends from London’s Elliott School, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim, later joined by Jamie Smith aka Jamie xx and former guitarist/keyboardist Baria Qureshi. They first drew attention in 2009 with their debut album xx, which was created during night sessions in a small garage of the Young Turks label, and in band’s own production. A year later, it was awarded the Mercury Prize by British critics, and the album with hits like Crytalised, Heart Skipped A Beat or Islands NME in 2013 included into their list of 500 best albums of all time.
The band also released two another well-received albums, Coexist (2012) and I See You (2017). Amongst its influences, the xx count Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure, Aaliyah, Cocorosie, Tracy + the plastics or Metronomy.