I SEE YOU! THE XX ARE ONE OF SIX COVERS FOR BEAT 21 - Beat Magazine

I SEE YOU! THE XX ARE ONE OF SIX COVERS FOR BEAT 21

Roll up, roll up it’s cover FOUR of SIX in our Spring 2017 issue reveal. So far there’s been Blondie (amazing), Olly Alexander (amazing) and Charli XCX (you got it, amazing) and now it’s the turn of one of the most influential bands of the last ten years, i.e. The xx. Read on please.

Think about it, right, since their debut album came out in 2009, The xx‘s musical influence can be found in just about everything you hear on the radio, from the latest blog-friendly band to some of the biggest popstars going (Rihanna and Shakira have both sampled them, while Jamie worked with Alicia Keys and you know Beyoncé’s been in touch at some point). In their own quiet way, Romy, Oliver and Jamie have recalibrated the sound of pop music, a process brought to full fruition on their latest album, I See You.

Shot by Alasdair McLellan in London, here are The Pioneers:

So nice. That is quite the hoodie as well.

The interview was done by the amazing Paul Flynn and there’s a lot of chat in there about things you might not expect The xx to chat about – Grease (the musical), The X Factor, The Only Way Is Essex, etc etc.

We’re not going to beat around the bush and try and keep things mysterious, the other people in the issue are as follows (it’s six covers featuring people we love and respect, no agenda):

Charli XCX

Olly Alexander

Little Simz

Blondie

Honey Hahs

We’ll be putting the other covers up this week and then peppering your broadband with the interviews after that.

You can now order yourself a copy from this here shop.