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The xx to begin work on album #2 in October

By | Published on Thursday 22 July 2010

The xx’s frontman Oliver Sim has said that he hopes to begin work on the band’s second album, the follow-up to the Mercury-nominated ‘XX’, once they have completed their current touring commitments in October.

Speaking to Xfm, Sim said: “We’ve found touring to be not too creative. We come home in October, so hopefully we’ll start writing then”.

He added that he was conscious of the fact that this time around the writing and recording process would be different, saying: “I think there will be pressure [on us]. This album was made with no expectations of us, no one knew who we were. A lot of the songs were written in the mind frame that only the three of us would hear them. Writing in the mind frame that a lot of people might hear these new songs will be different, but hopefully it’s something we can block out”.