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The band perform new song 'I Dare You' and comeback single 'On Hold' during their appearance on the iconic US show.

The xx debuted a new song called ‘I Dare You’ during their appearance on Saturday Night Live last night (November 19).

Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith also performed new single ‘On Hold’ as they guested on the long-running comedy-variety show for the first time. Watch both performances below.

The xx – “On Hold” performed on Saturday Night Live

The xx perform “On Hold” on Saturday Night Live, November 19, 2016. From the new album I See You, available January 13, 2017.

Last week, the band announced their new album ‘I See You’ and performed live for the first time in two years in a BBC Radio 1 live session at London’s Maida Vale studios.

The set included their new single ‘On Hold’, the first piece of new music from The xx in four years. The band released their last album ‘Coexist’ in 2012.

The new track features a sample of Hall and Oates’ 1981 track ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’, which Daryl Hall claims he hasn’t been paid for yet.

‘I See You’, The xx’s third studio album, is set for release on January 13, 2017. It was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Texas, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London and produced by the band’s Jamie Smith alongside longtime collaborator Rodaidh McDonald. The group have described it as “more outward-looking, open and expansive”.

Meanwhile, the band have also announced an extensive tour of the UK and Europe for 2017 – check out the full list of dates here.

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