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The xx at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The xx 2013 tour

The xx at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, May 24 2013. Kirk Chantraine photos.

Photos – The xx at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, May 24 2013

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

The xx return to Vancouver on tour for their second album, Coexist.

The UK band consists of bassist/vocalist Oliver Sim, guitarist/vocalist Romy Madley-Croft and producer/percussionist Jamie Smith. The band played Vancouver last in the fall of 2012, at the Vogue Theatre.

The group also has a song called “Together” on the soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann’s new movie The Great Gatsby. The soundtrack also features Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, will.i.am, Florence + The Machine, Jack White, Jay-Z, Emeli Sande, Gotye and more.

Asked if he feels “The xx is part of a musical moment in time by being included on the Gatsby soundtrack” by the Vancouver Sun’s Francois Marchand, Smith said, “I hope not. I like most of the artists that are on the soundtrack and we’re so happy to be on it. But I hope we don’t become one of those bands that people remember as ‘of this era.’ I want to keep going.

“We love The Cardigans but we don’t want to be them.”

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Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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