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Ibeyi

Ibeyi

201516Feb
Ibeyi

"The man is gone

And mama says,

She can't live without him."

Ibeyi's eponymous debut combines a love of two very different worlds – the Yoruba chants of their ancestors and the electronic, hip hop and jazz influences of growing up in the city.

Wonder Where We Land

"Peak of the empire,

Top of the rock."

Wonder Where We Land follows SBTRKT's critically acclaimed eponymous debut album and a recent interim release of six instrumentals called Transitions, which joined the creative dots between the first and second albums.

FKA twigs

LP1

201411Aug
LP1

"I know it hurts,
You know, I'd quench that thirst."

LP1 is FKA twigs defining artistic statement to date, building on the success of her two previous EPs and accompanying videos (EP1 and EP2) which have elevated FKA twigs from a word-of-mouth secret to global obsession over the past two years. LP1 features none of these previously released songs; instead each track on LP1 is brand new, born out of FKA twigs’ artistic philosophy of spontaneous creation and collaboration in the studio.

Jungle

Jungle

201414Jul
Jungle

"Right on time,

Back by the beach,

Still gon' bring the heat."

Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal. The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in nearby Ladbroke Grove.

Lazaretto

"I'm so Detroit,

I make it rise from the ashes"

Jack White presents his new album Lazaretto, to be released June 9th on Third Man Records/XL Recordings. Lazaretto inhabits an exciting place in White's expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012's gold-certified international no. 1, Blunderbuss.

Nothing New

During the 2008 I'm New Here sessions at New York’s Looking Glass studios, Scott-Heron recorded stripped-down new versions of some of his greatest songs. Accompanying himself on piano and with no overdubs, this is Nothing New, a unique musical insight into one of the most profound recording artists of our time.

Luminous

Luminous was recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey, it’s the follow-up to the band’s 2007 debut Strange House, the Mercury-nominated Primary Colours (2009), and the critically-acclaimed Skying (2011).

6 Feet Beneath The Moon

Same old bobby, same old beat

yeah, they ain't got nothin' on me

6 Feet Below the Moon, the debut album from King Krule AKA Archy Marshall, will be released on Saturday 24 August, Archy's 19th birthday, by XL.

Sigur Rós

Kveikur

201317Jun
Kveikur

Þú segir aldrei neitt, þú ert ísjaki

Þú ert ísilagður

Þú þegir þunnu hljóði og felur þig bakvið

Ísjaka

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.

Modern Vampires of the City

The gloves are off

The wisdom teeth are out

What you on about?

Modern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend's third album, and it will be released on May 13th / 14th (US) 2013 by XL Recordings.

Atoms For Peace

AMOK

201325Feb
AMOK

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

Ratchet, the debut album by Shamir, is out now

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Watch Shamir perform acoustic versions of In For The Kill, Demon & I'll Never Be Able To Love on the streets of NYC for La Blogotheque.

Watch In For The Kill & Demon here and I'll Never Be Able To Love here.

Ratatat - Announce New Album Magnifique

On July 17, Ratatat will release their new album Magnifique.

Tracklist below:1. Intro2. Cream on Chrome3. Magnifique4. Abrasive5....

Shamir - Ratchet - The Debut Album From Shamir Is Out Now

Ratchet - the debut album from Shamir is out now.

Get your copy - Digital / Vinyl / XL US Store 

Shamir - Stream Ratchet by Shamir on iTunes Radio

If you’re in North America, you can now stream the debut album from Shamir, out May 19th, over on iTunes Radio. Hear it first here.

Shamir - Watch Shamir’s New Video For Darker

Watch the new video for Darker by Shamir here.

Taken from his upcoming album Ratchet, out May 18/19. Pre-order from iTunesXL US...

East India Youth has shared the new video for track BEAMING WHITE. Watch it now here.

Shamir - Call Shamir's Call It Off Relationship Hotline Now!

Shamir's Call It Off Relationship Hotline is now open for business! Get free round the clock advice for all your relationship needs....

Ratatat - Listen To Cream On Chrome

Ratatat premiered their new track Cream On Chrome at Coachella.

Watch the full performance on YouTube here or listen to the studio...

East India Youth - CULTURE OF VOLUME Out Now

Today marks the release of CULTURE OF VOLUME – the new album by East India Youth. Get your copy: iTunes / East India Youth Store / XL US...

QT - Watch The New Video For Hey QT And Download The Diplo Remix

Experience the new video for Hey QT by QT, now premiering on Vevo here and download the Diplo remix for free via Wetransfer here.

Enjoy the new video for Call It Off by Shamir, presented by the YouTube music awards here. Taken from his debut album Ratchet, you can now pre-order Ratchet here.

Powell - Watch The Official Video For Sylvester Stallone

Watch Powell flex his face muscles in the new official video for Sylvester Stallone here. Sylvester Stallone/Smut is now available to...

Jungle - The Deluxe Album Out Now

The deluxe version of Jungle's debut album is out today, including two fresh new remixes from Special Request and Zomby.

Listen to Paul...

Shamir - Announces Debut Album Ratchet

This summer will see the release of Shamir’s debut album Ratchet on 18th May (US 19th). Check out the tracklist below.

Vegas, Make A...

Låpsley - Watch The New Video For Brownlow

Låpsley has shared a new video for Brownlow. Taken from the Understudy EP, get your copy here.

Catch up on Jungle's performance of Julia live at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival last weekend here.

Jack White - View The Interactive Video For That Black Bat Licorice

Jack White has created an interactive 3-in-1 music video for his latest single, That Black Bat Licorice.

Featuring three different...

East India Youth - Listen To TURN AWAY

Listen to a new track from East India Youth – TURN AWAY.

Taken from the upcoming album CULTURE OF VOLUME, out 6th April (US 7th),...

Ibeyi - Ibeyi The Debut Album Is Out Now

Out today is Ibeyi's eponymous debut album (released tomorrow in the US).

Get your digital copy here.Stream the album here.

Ibeyi - Watch Ibeyi Perform Ghosts & River On Le Grand Journal

Watch Ibeyi perform Ghosts and River on Le Grand Journal last night. Their debut album Ibeyi is out 16th February (US 17th) and...

Watch a brand new video from Jungle for Julia, now premiering on Vevo.

East India Youth - Watch The New Video For CAROUSEL

Immerse yourself in a brand new video for CAROUSEL by East India Youth. Taken from his upcoming album CULTURE OF VOLUME out 6th April...

East India Youth - Pre-Order CULTURE OF VOLUME, Released April 6th (US 7th)

We’re happy to announce that East India Youth’s second album Culture of Volume will be released on April 6th (US 7th) on XL. Pre-order...

Kaytranada - Listen To Drive Me Crazy ft. Vic Mensa

Get stuck into a brand new track from Kaytranada – Drive Me Crazy ft. Vic Mensa. Now available on iTunes/Spotify.

Ibeyi - Listen To The EE-BEY-EE Mixtape

Ibeyi have made a mixtape spanning influences from Yoruban chants to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Earl Sweatshirt.Now premiering on...

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