LISTEN/// THE XX - ANGELS

Yes! The xx, one of the finest British bands of the decade, are soon to release their second album Coexist, and we finally get to hear the first proper fruits of the record. A demo version of “Open Eyes” appeared earlier in the year, but this is the real thing; "Angels" is the London threesome cementing their sound whilst pushing it forward. It’s also what’s often known as a “babymaker” of a track. The fragile, echoing guitars remain along with the crystal clear production, courtesy of Jamie xx, but Romy Madley-Croft sounds so much more confident in her voice (both in terms of songwriting and singing) and the beat is oddly brilliant.