By Barbi Martinez
If you couldn’t make it to the NOS Alive festival in Portugal earlier this month, take heart, as much of the fest was broadcast, including the set from The XX. That set is now available for free download in MP3 form at the Big O zine, downloadable artwork included.
It’s a superb-sounding recording, making it clear that despite their reputation as studio auteurs, the band — Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie “xx” Smith (beats, MPC, production) — doesn’t slack off when they go onstage. The full tracklisting is below.