New Music
20.09.2012, Words by Anthony Walker

The xx and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Live

The xx, fresh from the release of their second album earlier this month took to the stage for a performance with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Bridlington. Performing songs from both ‘Coexist’ and their 2010 d├ębut ‘xx’ the band use the symphony orchestra smartly and sparingly – expanding their atmospheric sound without overpowering it. Deserved props all round for this crowning achievement.

The full audio of the performance broadcast last night can be streamed here. Also embedded below is a video of the performance available for the next 30 days.

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