- 02 Oct 12
Prizes, plaudits and celebrity fans; no band could be more adored right now than The xx, but in spite of their success, these three Londoners remain reluctant to let anyone into their über-exclusive club. As their long-awaited second album hits the shelves, the band’s beatmaker, Jamie Smith, survives a grilling from Celina Murphy.
“I don’t really know,” Jamie Smith sighs, all but transmitting his shrug through the phone line. I imagine him as he always looks on stage; sullen, dressed entirely in black, and not having had a haircut for a while. “I think we’re all too deep in to know anything anymore. We’re definitely closed off from it for a while.”
Coexist is out now on Young Turks.