The XX Takes on Jools Holland


...and transforms it into a veritable bedroom, because as we learned at their debut New York show at Mercury Lounge a couple months ago, these Brits can play a sweaty sweatbox of drunken boozehounds and deeply annoying LA pseudo-hippies and it will still seem intimate. They're performing "Islands," the all-up-in-your-earness of their sweet-nothing vocals and minimalism is crushingly close, and the light show Jools' techs set up for them makes it seem like they're on a spaceship to eternal love...I am yours now... so I don't ever have to leave is a perfect lyric, because it is basically how we feel about their music. And that is why we put them in our next issue, coming very soon. (via Theophilus)

The XX Takes on Jools Holland