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Hottest Record - The XX - Basic Space

Zane Lowe | 20:54 UK time, Tuesday, 16 June 2009

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Huw in for Zane tonight and what a pleasure to bring you The XX single. Steve Lamacq told me about them a while back (he's had them in session since), and since I mistakenly went to see them supporting Big Pink, I'm a bit in love. They remind me of bands of yesteryear - Young Marble Giants and the Cocteau Twins, bands they didn't really know about until recently. They're like a goth version of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood. Check em out if you don't know 'em. They've been friends since nursery, and their brittle, melancholic beautiful songs fill hearts with joy and wonder. I love em - there's an album forthcoming. Hooray!

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