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Wonder Where We Land

"Peak of the empire,

Top of the rock."

Wonder Where We Land follows SBTRKT's critically acclaimed eponymous debut album and a recent interim release of six instrumentals called Transitions, which joined the creative dots between the first and second albums.

FKA twigs

LP1

201411Aug
LP1

"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.

Jungle

Jungle

201414Jul
Jungle

"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.

Lazaretto

"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.

Nothing New

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.

Luminous

Luminous was recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey, it’s the follow-up to the band’s 2007 debut Strange House, the Mercury-nominated Primary Colours (2009), and the critically-acclaimed Skying (2011).

6 Feet Beneath The Moon

Same old bobby, same old beat

yeah, they ain't got nothin' on me

6 Feet Below the Moon, the debut album from King Krule AKA Archy Marshall, will be released on Saturday 24 August, Archy's 19th birthday, by XL.

Sigur Rós

Kveikur

201317Jun
Kveikur

Þú segir aldrei neitt, þú ert ísjaki

Þú ert ísilagður

Þú þegir þunnu hljóði og felur þig bakvið

Ísjaka

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.

Modern Vampires of the City

The gloves are off

The wisdom teeth are out

What you on about?

Modern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend's third album, and it will be released on May 13th / 14th (US) 2013 by XL Recordings.

Atoms For Peace

AMOK

201325Feb
AMOK

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

ADELE

Skyfall

20125Oct
Skyfall

This is the end

Hold your breath and count to ten

Skyfall is the official theme song to the latest James Bond feature film. Written by ADELE with Paul Epworth, it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

The xx

Coexist

201210Sep
Coexist

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.

News

Check out the new video for Låpsley’s Falling Short. Taken from the Understudy EP out on 5 January (US January 6), you can now pre-order the EP from:

iTunes / XL US Store

Ibeyi - Watch Oya Performed Live For Vevo DSCVR

Ibeyi gave a stunning live rendition of Oya as part of Vevo's DSCVR Ones To Watch in 2015.Watch it back here.Ibeyi's eponymous album is...

Låpsley - Pre-order The Understudy EP

Coming soon on XL: The Understudy EP by Låpsley.Released on the 5th January (North America 6th), you can now pre-order the Understudy EP...

Novelist x Mumdance - Listen To Shook

Listen to Shook by Novelist x Mumdance, taken from the 1 Sec EP out 20th January (North America 21st).

Shamir, Låpsley and Novelist Longlisted For BBC Music Sound Of 2015

Congratulations to Shamir, Låpsley and Novelist, all nominated for BBC Music's Sound Of 2015. Read the full longlist 

Listen to Låpsley perform Falling Short in session at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Introducing and Huw Stephens here, or listen to the full session here.

FKA twigs - Watch FKA twigs Live On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Last night FKA twigs gave a stunning performance of Two Weeks on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch it back here.

Ibeyi - Watch The New Video For Mama Says

Enjoy the new video for Ibeyi’s Mama Says here.

Taken from their debut album out on 16 February 2015 (North America February 17). You...

FKA twigs - Watch Video Girl

Watch the startling new video from FKA twigs for Video Girl.

Shamir - Watch The New Video For On The Regular

Watch the new video for Shamir – On The Regular on as he announces an upcoming New York and European tour. Full dates and tickets to...

We are thrilled to confirm that Låpsley will release her debut Understudy EP on 5 January 2015 on XL. Listen to Falling Short, the first song from Understudy, here.

FKA twigs - Watch #throughglass

Watch #throughglass, directed by and starring FKA twigs.

Ibeyi - Watch Mama Says On Later With Jools Holland

Watch Ibeyi perform Mama Says on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two here.

SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land Tours North America

SBTRKT is taking the Wonder Where We Land show to North America with support from Goldlink. Click here for full dates and tickets.

Jack White - Watch Live Performances On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Last night Jack White performed live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check out his live performance of Alone In My Home here, Would You...

Listen to an acoustic cover of Jay Electronica's Better In Tune With The Infinite by Ibeyi.

This winter Ibeyi will be touring with the following dates –

07/10 La Cigale, Paris - supporting Asa 23/10 Courtyard Theatre, London 30/10 JazzOnze, Lausanne - free show 31/10 Kasern, Bale 03/11...

SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land Out Now

Wonder Where We Land, the new album from SBTRKT is now available to buy worldwide with the exception of North America.

Get your copy...

Listen To An Extended Version Of Richard Russell's Mix For Benji B

Listen to an extended version of Richard Russell's mix for Benji B on BBC Radio 1 on Mixcloud here.

SBTRKT - Watch the video for NEW DORP. NEW YORK. ft. Ezra Koenig.

Watch the new video for SBTRKT – NEW DORP. NEW YORK ft. Ezra Koenig on YouTube now.

Watch Young Turks iTunes Festival With Jamie xx And SBTRKT

Last Friday Jamie xx and SBTRKT performed at Young Turks iTunes Festival. You can now watch both of their performances for a limited...

Listen to The Light, a new track from SBTRKT ft. Denai Moore taken from Wonder Where We Land on Spotify here.Pre-order Wonder Where We Land now on iTunes and receive NEW DORP. NEW YORK., Higher, Temporary View, Voices In My Head, Look Away and The Light instantly here.Please note Wonder Where We...

Watch Jungle & FKA twigs Perform Live On Later With Jools Holland

Last night Jungle and FKA twigs performed live on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two. Watch both their performances back here -

Ibeyi - Listen To Mama Says

Listen to a brand new track from Ibeyi - Mama Says.

Buy Mama Says here.Stream Mama Says here.

Jungle - Listen To Joy Orbison's Remix Of The Heat

Listen to a new remix of Jungle's The Heat, brought to you by Joy Orbison.

SBTRKT - Visit The Interactive Site For Look Away ft. Caroline Polachek

Visit the new interactive site for SBTRKT - Look Away ft. Caroline Polachek here, track taken from Wonder Where We Land. Site best...

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