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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