The band hand-picked a specially-curated line-up for each of their Brixton shows, with Cat Power and Beth performing a solo piano show with them in London last night.
Following Robyn joining them on stage for a cover of ‘With Every Heartbeat’ last week, this time Beth provided lead vocals for a volatile rendition of the track ‘Infinity’ from their 2009 debut album. See footage below.
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True story that #nightandday @thexx | arts are important because it's the only thing that drives us away from our condition of an animal. In my home country anyway I didn't feel I was given a chance when I was in my early twenties. I felt I had to escape. I was always attracted to London. Because it felt like it was a land of possibilities in terms of meeting people and trying out new things. People could go and see your show and they wouldn't be critical about it. They would be just happy because you do something and they could see through what it would become. And I think that's something that was terribly lacking for me but I found in London.
See the line-up for The xx’s remaining Brixton shows below.
Tuesday 14 March – The London Contemporary Orchestra Performs Mica Levi + Daniel Brandt (DJ set)
Wednesday 15 March – Floating Points (live band) + Gilles Peterson
While both Savages and The xx while be performing at the acclaimed NOS Alive 2017 in Portugal alongside Foo Fighters, Depeche Mode, Ryan Adams, Warpaint and many more, Jehnny Beth has been hard at work on a side-project in the studio with Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie.