The xx – ‘Crystalised’

The newest offering from the Young Turks imprint (past releases included Holy Fuck, Foals, El Guincho and Wavves) is “Crystalised” a gem of a slow burner and the debut 7″ from UK four-piece The xx.

Recalling the art school aesthetic of black clad countrymen These New Puritans (Penchant for semiotics? Check. Drum machines? Check. Editorial ready haircuts? Double check.) The xx are perfect fodder for British style publications such as Dazed and Confused and i-D, but possess the songwriting chops to back up the hype. Never has restraint sounded so engaging.