"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.
"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.
"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.
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.
Þú segir aldrei neitt, þú ert ísjaki
Þú ert ísilagður
Þú þegir þunnu hljóði og felur þig bakvið
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.
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
And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
Three years after their Mercury-winning debut, The xx are back with a new album, Coexist, and a new perspective. Where their first record lent in close to whisper in your ear, Coexist gazes warmly in your eyes. Much has happened to lead to this point: most pertinently, they’ve grown up. Coexist is an album of confident adult reflection. Angels, sung by Romy, is a perfectly distilled love song. Its counter is Fiction led by Oliver, a bittersweet ballad that’s strength lies in naming its fear. What has changed for The xx? Nothing, and everything. Older and wiser, surer yet still so tender, Coexist finds itself on the other side of heartbreak, when the light returns.
Visit the interactive version of our new compilation: PAY CLOSE ATTENTION.
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 the album here.
Ibeyi have made a mixtape spanning influences from Yoruban chants to Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Earl Sweatshirt.Now premiering on...
Novelist and Mumdance have dropped a new video for track 1 Sec. Taken from the 1 Sec EP, the EP is now available to buy from: iTunes /...
Last night FKA twigs performed Hide / Pendulum at the BRIT Awards launch 2015. Watch it back here.
Congratulations to FKA twigs for her BRIT Awards nominations for Best British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist and to Jack White for his nomination for Best International Male Solo Artist.
Enjoy the new video for Ghosts by Ibeyi. Taken from their debut album out on 16 Feb, (US 17th), you can now pre-order the album here.
FKA twigs has dropped a new video for Pendulum, watch it now here.Taken from the debut album LP1, get your hands on a copy from the...
Ibeyi gave a stunning live rendition of Oya as part of Vevo's DSCVR Ones To Watch in 2015.Watch it back here.Ibeyi's eponymous album is out 16 February (North America 17) and available to pre-order here.
Coming soon on XL: The Understudy EP by Låpsley.Released on the 5th January (North America 6th), you can now pre-order the Understudy EP...
Listen to Shook by Novelist x Mumdance, taken from the 1 Sec EP out 20th January (North America 21st).
Congratulations to Shamir, Låpsley and Novelist, all nominated for BBC Music's Sound Of 2015. Read the full longlist
Listen to Låpsley perform Falling Short in session at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Introducing and Huw Stephens here, or listen to the...
Enjoy the new video for Ibeyi’s Mama Says here.
Taken from their debut album out on 16 February 2015 (North America February 17). You...
Watch the new video for Shamir – On The Regular on as he announces an upcoming New York and European tour. Full dates and tickets to...
Watch Ibeyi perform Mama Says on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two here.
SBTRKT is taking the Wonder Where We Land show to North America with support from Goldlink. Click here for full dates and tickets.
Last night Jack White performed live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check out his live performance of Alone In My Home here, Would You...