Home » News
Home » News

The xx come to Utah this coming Tuesday

Published October 13, 2012 12:07 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The minimalist rock band The xx spent two years recording its debut album at night, and the trio's Oliver Sim said in a phone interview that "we didn't know anyone outside of the band would listen to it."

He was wrong, very wrong, as the self-titled album was one of 2009's most intriguing albums, with bombast and decorations scaled back in favor of delicately crafted arrangements.

The band wasn't an overnight success, as Sim and creative partner Romy Madley Croft had been writing songs since they were 15, later to be joined by Jamie Smith.

"At 15, I wouldn't have been able to handle [success]," Sim said. "I would have passed out."

He still experiences stage fright, but to him it's a bonus as the band plays sonsg from its new album "Coexist." "It it ever becomes easy, that will be bad, because it will mean I don't care," he said.

John Talabot Live and 2:54 open the show.

When • Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake CityTickets • $27.50 at SmithsTix






Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus