Live Review

SXSW 2010: The XX, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin

They lure everyone sat in the pews into the world they create with their music.

A church seems like one of the best places The XX could ever play. The acoustics are excellent, the atmosphere already a bit dark.

When they take to the stage, turning on their drifty, dreamy songs, they lure everyone sat in the pews into the world they create with their music. Romy Madley Croft’s voice rings out in the caverns of the church, haunting us even more.

There is very little banter at the beginning of the set, almost as if they want to construct this atmosphere and not pull you out of it and into the every day banter of most bands.

It is, however, unfortunate this show isn’t directly before everyone’s bedtime, as it would have been outstanding to be lulled to sleep by such incredibly beautiful music.

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