Listen back to SBTRKT's live set on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 last night.
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.
This morning Richard Russell was interviewed by BBC Radio 6's Nemone on the history of XL and our Pay Close Attention compilation.Tune in from 2:07:00 to listen back here.
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.
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...
LP1, the new album from FKA twigs, is now available stream in full & pre-order on iTunes here.
Listen to Pendulum, the new track from FKA twigs forthcoming album LP1. Pre-order LP1 now and receive Two Weeks and Pendulum instantly
SBTRKT - Listen To NEW DORP. NEW YORK. ft. Ezra Koenig Taken From SBTRKT’s New Album Wonder Where We Land
Listen to NEW DORP. NEW YORK. ft. Ezra Koenig taken from SBTRKT’s new album Wonder Where We Land that will be released on 22nd September...
Listen back to Jungle featured on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 here, their live extended session on Jo Whiley's show on BBC Radio 2 here and their Maida Vale broadcast on Lauren Laverne's BBC Radio 6 show here.
Jungle's debut album is available to buy today - UK only and tomorrow (15th July) for North America.
Watch the new video for Jungle's single 'Time'. Taken from their forthcoming debut album.
Stream and pre-order Jungle's debut album on iTunes now by clicking HERE.
"On Wednesday night in Central London, a reported outbreak of a rare and, as yet unidentified contagious disease took place at the Vescovo clinic. Thanks to the swift and decisive actions of Vescovo & Co. medical staff, 100 patients underwent rigorous clinical analysis and the outbreak is said...
Last night Jack White played what Zane Lowe could only describe as an "awe inspiring performance never before seen at Maida Vale". Check...
The Horrors played a fantastic set on the Other Stage at Glastonbury on Sunday. Watch the whole thing here, and So Now You Know below.
Enjoy the sensational, Nabil directed, video for FKA twigs' new single, Two Weeks, taken from her forthcoming debut album, LP1.
Here's what Jamie had to...