Listen to a brand new track from Ibeyi - Mama Says.
"I know it hurts,
You know, I'd quench that thirst."
LP1 is FKA twigs defining artistic statement to date, building on the success of her two previous EPs and accompanying videos (EP1 and EP2) which have elevated FKA twigs from a word-of-mouth secret to global obsession over the past two years. LP1 features none of these previously released songs; instead each track on LP1 is brand new, born out of FKA twigs’ artistic philosophy of spontaneous creation and collaboration in the studio.
"Right on time,
Back by the beach,
Still gon' bring the heat."
Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal. The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in nearby Ladbroke Grove.
"I'm so Detroit,
I make it rise from the ashes"
Jack White presents his new album Lazaretto, to be released June 9th on Third Man Records/XL Recordings. Lazaretto inhabits an exciting place in White's expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012's gold-certified international no. 1, Blunderbuss.
During the 2008 I'm New Here sessions at New York’s Looking Glass studios, Scott-Heron recorded stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs. Accompanying himself on piano and with no overdubs, this is Nothing New, a unique musical insight into one of the most profound recording artists of our time.
Þú segir aldrei neitt, þú ert ísjaki
Þú ert ísilagður
Þú þegir þunnu hljóði og felur þig bakvið
Sigur Rós's new studio album, Kveikur, will be released on XL Recordings worldwide on 17th / 18th June 2013. The record, which was self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós: Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, sees the band shifting towards a more direct, aggressive sound.
I laugh now
but later's not so easy
Amok is the debut album from Thom Yorke's new project Atoms For Peace. Atoms for Peace... members of staff Thom Yorke Vocals Keyboards Programming and Guitars Nigel Godrich Production & Programming Joey Waronker Drums Mauro Refosco Percussion Flea Bass
And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
Three years after their Mercury-winning debut, The xx are back with a new album, Coexist, and a new perspective. Where their first record lent in close to whisper in your ear, Coexist gazes warmly in your eyes. Much has happened to lead to this point: most pertinently, they’ve grown up. Coexist is an album of confident adult reflection. Angels, sung by Romy, is a perfectly distilled love song. Its counter is Fiction led by Oliver, a bittersweet ballad that’s strength lies in naming its fear. What has changed for The xx? Nothing, and everything. Older and wiser, surer yet still so tender, Coexist finds itself on the other side of heartbreak, when the light returns.
Visit the interactive version of our new compilation: PAY CLOSE ATTENTION.
Last night Jungle and FKA twigs performed live on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two. Watch both their performances back here -
Listen to a new remix of Jungle's The Heat, brought to you by Joy Orbison.
Visit the new interactive site for SBTRKT - Look Away ft. Caroline Polachek here, track taken from Wonder Where We Land. Site best...
Watch the new video for Jack White's Would You Fight For My Love? Taken from his newest album Lazaretto.
Jungle's performance at the iTunes Festival is now available to watch for a week over on iTunes here.
Congratulations to FKA twigs and Jungle who have been nominated for LP1 and Jungle for Mercury Prize Albums of the Year.
Listen to a new track from SBTRKT's album Wonder Where We Land. Wonder Where We Land is now available to pre-order here.
Watch FKA twigs cover Sam Smith's Stay With Me in the Live Lounge as part of Even More Music Month on BBC Radio 1.
Watch Jack White performing The Same Boy You’ve Always Known and Entitlement for La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows.
Listen back to a special mix from Richard Russell, broadcast last night on Benji B's show on BBC Radio 1 here.
Last night Richard Russell joined Benji B for a special label focus show on XL Recordings. Listen back here.
Watch Ibeyi in the studio with Nowness where they perform a live version of new track River here.
Watch Jungle's entire performance at Reading Festival 2014 now available on BBC iPlayer here.
This morning Richard Russell was interviewed by BBC Radio 6's Nemone on the history of XL and our Pay Close Attention compilation.Tune...
Listen back to SBTRKT's live set on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 last night.
Listen to a brand new track from Kaytranada - Leave Me Alone ft. Shay Lia.
LP1, the new album from FKA twigs is available to buy today here (UK only). Available in North America from tomorrow.
Watch the new video for River - taken from Ibeyi's new Oya EP now available to buy here.
Listen back to Zane Lowe's interview with FKA twigs and her live performance of Two Weeks, Pendulum and Give Up.
On 25th August we will be releasing Pay Close Attention, a compilation that celebrates the key releases and moments from XL’s 25 year...