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The xx - On Hold

That long awaited third album should be very special indeed.
The xx - On Hold
Published: 11:42 am, November 07, 2016
That long awaited third album should be very special indeed.



Banger



The xx are a band that rely on dynamics to create the magic. On new single 'On Hold' they're sounding more magical than ever. It's a song that is built around three distinct parts - Romy and Olivers tender verses set against Jamie's chopped up Hall & Oates sample, yet it all comes together perfectly.

The kind of track that would sound equally as beautiful for night time bedroom reflection as it would blissful nightclub euphoria, it's a trick few bands can pull off, but The xx manage it effortlessly.

This is the sound of a warmer, more welcoming xx - a band perfectly in tune with each other and the music they want to make. That long awaited third album should be very special indeed. Martyn Young

Check out The xx's 'On Hold' on our Brand New Bangers Spotify playlist now.

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