Sunday, May 1, 2011
ITV PERSPECTIVES ADVERT
Just seen the advert for the ITV Perspectives series featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber. The backing track is an amazing almost haunting piece of music.
The track is called "Intro" and it's by XX, an English Indie rock band, the track is from their debut studio album.
Here's the track...
The XX - Intro
And if like me you keep wanting to hear it again and again, just add replay in front of the youtube.com in the url to replay the song (over and over again). It really works!
Here's a bit more about the band:
Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London in 2008 around the talents of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Baria Qureshi, and Jamie Smith, when the bandmembers were still in high school. Captivating and cool, the group cites influences that run the gamut from R&B (Aaliyah and Rihanna) to classic alternative rock (the Cure and the Pixies). Built around the duel vocals of Croft and Sim, the group's signature brand of moody, soulful indie rock first appeared on the public radar in early 2009 with the single "Crystalised," which created a huge buzz among critics and fans alike. The xx released their self-titled debut LP in July of that year in the U.K.; it was released in the U.S. the following month. Late that year, Qureshi was no longer part of the group; the rest of the xx released a statement via NME saying this was due to "personal differences." During 2010, the live dates only continued, including spots at several high-profile summer festivals, and in September, their album won Britain's coveted Mercury Prize. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi
In the words of John Barrowman, Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic!