I need to be in the right mood to listen to the English indie electronic act The Xx. I hope I’m in the right mood on that Friday night of Weekend 2 at the Coachella Music Festival. I’m speculating a 9:15pm set from the Main Stage, however, closing the Outdoor Stage up against Radiohead’s headline show, isn’t out of the question.
The Xx have released three studio albums, xx in 2009, Coexist in 2012, and I See You which dropped in January. The tune “On Hold” was one of the best tracks I heard in 2016, and the tune “I Dare You” is one of the best from this year, so far.
The trio is making their third Coachella appearance. I caught the first four tunes of their 2013 set, that was the year of the trifecta (The Xx, Two Door Cinema Club, Franz Ferdinand). I researched the set they played back in 2010, just to figure out xxactly why I wasn’t in attendance. Come to find out, that was the day we took up residency in the Gobi Tent and caught Portugal The Man, Girls, Band Of Skulls, and The Raveonettes. That was a fun afternoon!
I was on hand for Jamie Smith aka Jamie Xx when he played the festival back in 2015.
Here’s some of The Xx finest: