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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

ADELE

Skyfall

20125Oct
Skyfall

This is the end

Hold your breath and count to ten

Skyfall is the official theme song to the latest James Bond feature film. Written by ADELE with Paul Epworth, it was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

The xx

Coexist

201210Sep
Coexist

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.

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Buy Mama Says here.Stream Mama Says here.

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Visit the new interactive site for SBTRKT - Look Away ft. Caroline Polachek here, track taken from Wonder Where We Land. Site best...

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Jack White - Watch The New Video For Would You Fight For My Love?

Watch the new video for Jack White's Would You Fight For My Love? Taken from his newest album Lazaretto.

Jungle - Watch Their Performance At iTunes Festival

Jungle's performance at the iTunes Festival is now available to watch for a week over on iTunes here.

Congratulations to FKA twigs and Jungle who have been nominated for LP1 and Jungle for Mercury Prize Albums of the Year.

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Listen to a new track from SBTRKT's album Wonder Where We Land. Wonder Where We Land is now available to pre-order here.

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Watch FKA twigs cover Sam Smith's Stay With Me in the Live Lounge as part of Even More Music Month on BBC Radio 1.

Jack White - Watch Performances Filmed In A French Castle For La Blogotheque

Watch Jack White performing The Same Boy You’ve Always Known and Entitlement for La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows.

Listen back to a special mix from Richard Russell, broadcast last night on Benji B's show on BBC Radio 1 here.

Listen to Richard Russell on Benji B's XL Label Focus Show on BBC Radio 1.

Last night Richard Russell joined Benji B for a special label focus show on XL Recordings. Listen back here.

QT - Enjoy Hey QT

Coming soon on XL.

Get Hey QT on Beatport here.

Ibeyi - In The Studio With Nowness

Watch Ibeyi in the studio with Nowness where they perform a live version of new track River here.

Jungle - Watch Jungle Perform At Reading Festival 2014.

Watch Jungle's entire performance at Reading Festival 2014 now available on BBC iPlayer here.

This morning Richard Russell was interviewed by BBC Radio 6's Nemone on the history of XL and our Pay Close Attention compilation.Tune in from 2:07:00 to listen back here.

SBTRKT - Listen Back To SBTRKT Live On BBC Radio 1.

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Kaytranada - Listen to Leave Me Alone ft. Shay Lia

Listen to a brand new track from Kaytranada - Leave Me Alone ft. Shay Lia.

FKA twigs - LP1 The Album Out Today

LP1, the new album from FKA twigs is available to buy today here (UK only). Available in North America from tomorrow.

Ibeyi - River – The New Video Out Now

Watch the new video for River - taken from Ibeyi's new Oya EP now available to buy here.

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