THE XX has become synonymous with low key, smoke filled, atmosphere soaked indie pop. One feature of the band is the interplay between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim. Both interject with one another in a conversational to and fro on the majority of the trio’s songs.
Squint long and hard enough and you’ll see on stage, amidst the dry ice, a third Londoner, bopping and keying away. Now, Jamie Smith has decided to break from the shadows of his band – whose first two albums he produced, and release his first solo album.
Deeply engrossed in underground club culture, In Colour is a culmination of six years of scraps that Jamie has collected. A rhythm here, a bassline there, a loop over here. Read the rest of this entry »