Sunday, 5 July 2009

The XX – Basic Space

It’s a weird song is Basic Space, shimmying along nicely, male and female vocalists trading verses and coming together in the chorus. She sounds like Laura Marling, the music sounds a little like Hot Chip mixed with Noah & The Whale. It shuffles and jabbers quite delightfully, while never being a thing that grabs you and shakes you. The demo version of Blood Red Moon has a melody that sounds very much like something by The Cure, which wends its way in and out the jerking, shuffling electro beats. It’s quite a relaxing thing and the half intoned lyrics suit it quite nicely. Sweet stuff in all, but not too memorable.

Basic Space is released on Young Turks on August 3rd
The XX myspace is here

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