The xx unveil new album tracks at intimate London comeback show

Trio played second of three London gigs last night (May 15)

The xx played six songs from their forthcoming second album at an intimate gig at London’s Chats Palace last night (May 15).

Tickets for the 200-capacity show, which followed Monday’s (14) gig at the Electrowerkz venue, were only available by winning a lottery on the band’s website.

Showcasing newly-reworked tracks from their 2009 Mercury Prize-winning debut ‘xx’ alongside the new songs, the band unveiled a slower version ‘Crystallised’ alongside more dance orientated new material.

Jamie Smith took to centre stage on one new track to play steel drums, reminiscent of his instrumental track ‘Touch Me’, which debuted on Australian radio station back in February.

You can hear a snippet of the first, untitled new song of the night captured by a fan by clicking on the video below.

The xx played:

Untitled new song
Untitled new song
Untitled new song
Untitled new song
‘Basic Space’
Untitled new song
Untitled new song

The band are due to complete this week’s dates at the capital’s Battersea Arts Centre. In December they posted a demo of a new song titled ‘Open Eyes’ on their blog.
 However, the track wasn’t played last night.

The band will hit the festival circuit this summer, having been lined up for Primavera Sound 2012, where they’ll be joined by Bjork, Spiritualized and The Drums. They will also play Bestival along with The Horrors, Two Door Cinema Club and Azealia Banks. To check the availability of Bestival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS or call 0871 230 1094.