Spoilers ahead... Sigur Rós made a very special guest appearance in last night's Game Of Thrones. Listen to their version of the Rains...
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.
Sometimes it lasts in love
but sometimes it hurts instead
Adele’s album 21 was released on Monday, January 24th 2011. The album includes the singles Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Set Fire To The Rain, and Rumour Has It. 21 became the world’s biggest selling album of 2011, and went on to win the 2011 Grammy for Record of the Year (one of six that Adele was awarded), and the 2011 Brit Award for British Album of the Year.
Please forgive my heart It’s not that the problem lies anywhere in there
Bobby Womack is set to release a brand new album on 11th June 2012 in the UK (12th in the US). Co-produced by Damon Albarn and XL’s Richard Russell, The Bravest Man In The Universe was recorded at Albarn's Studio 13 in west London and New York's Manhattan Center between October and December 2011. It's Bobby Womack's first album of original material since 1994's Resurrection. The album features vocal contributions from Fatoumata Diawara and Lana Del Rey.
I know you've been hurt by someone else
I can tell by the way you carry yourself
But if you let me, here's what I'll do
I'll take care of you
What happens when one of the most exciting young producers around reworks one of the most acclaimed albums from a true legend? The result is Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx’s We’re New Here which sees Jamie xx remixing thirteen tracks from the original I’m New Here album sessions. The album was released on February 21st 2011 on XL Recordings/Young Turks.
I'm a firestarter
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, XL Recordings will reissue The Prodigy's seminal album The Fat Of The Land on December 3rd /4th (US). Originally released in 1997, 'The Fat Of The Land' was an instant critical and commercial hit, entering both the UK and US album charts at number 1 and subsequently shooting to number 1 in 24 countries around the world. To mark this 15th anniversary release, the band have handpicked a group of artists to remix key tracks off the album, including Noisia, Alvin Risk, Zeds Dead, Baauer, The Glitch Mob and Major Lazer.
Watch the sweeping new video for The Horrors' So Now You Know, here.
XL's Richard Russell and Damon Albarn discuss their work on Albarn's debut album, Everyday Robots, which is out on Parlaphone on 28...
On April 19th, Record Store Day, Jack White will record the World’s Fastest Released Record, studio-to-store, in the history of...
Today, Jack White has announced his new album, Lazaretto, will be released on 9 June by Third Man Records/XL. The follow-up to his...
Last night, Jamie xx & John Talabot stopped by New York's Beats In Space radio show. The two went back to back for the whole show, listen to it here.
Eyedress, part of the Abeano family, has made his wonderful debut mixtape, Hearing Colors, available to stream and download for free at
Rollo Jackson's London... On A Regular is a great short film for DAZED that examines the eternal allure of London's nightlife and...
XL will release an album of unheard Gil...
On 5 May, Jamie xx will release his first 12” of 2014 on Young Turks. The double A side, Girl / Sleep is available to pre-order now from YT.
Listen to Sleep Sound below.
Listen to So Now You Know, a massive new song from The Horrors forthcoming album, Luminous.
RATKING release their explosive debut album, So It Goes, next week. Listen to it here:
Last night, Vampire Weekend played Unbelievers live on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon with the New York skyline projected behind...
"This is music written over the last year, whilst recording for my second album. Much of the music I released before my debut album was instrumental and I want to continue to share this side of the music I...
Watch the brand new video for Jungle's Busy Earnin'.
Jungle have also just announced their biggest headline show to date. The band will...
Vampire Weekend - Watch Karen O and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Perform The Moon Song At The Oscars
At last night's Oscar's ceremony in Los Angeles, Ezra from Vampire Weekend joined Karen O on stage to perform the Oscar-nominated, The...
The Horrors announced their brand new album, Luminous, will be released 5 May. Listen to their blistering new song I See You, here.