Okay Music Blogger-ers(?), I have two brilliant releases for you this week!

First and foremost, indie pop group The XX announced that they’re releasing their long awaited second studio album, ‘Coexist’ on 10th September 2012. They’ve released a new single ‘Angels’ in aid of this, and it has already got over a million views in four days. The band formed in 2008, and their debut album ‘xx’ was received with great praise.

A few days ago, The xx wrote on their Facebook page to all their fans:

“It’s been a long time since we’ve played you anything new. This song is called ‘Angels’, it is the first single from our new album, ‘Coexist’. We’ve been playing this song live recently, so it feels good to share with you the version we’ve been working on for so long. We hope you like it. The xx.”

When listening to the song I thought that perhaps it was coming off as a little pretentious? I mean, The xx have always had this kind of simple tone, but the tone seems a little too Nirvana-like for me. The songs on the previous album had the same sort of tone, but some of the songs were slightly more upbeat. Also, the fact that the music video for the single is the sea just moving around seems a bit pointless to me and trying to make something small into a great piece of art that has this deep meaning to it. C

Secondly, the indietronica (yes it is a thing, look it up) band Delphic released a new track called ‘Good Life’, the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The single is set to be released officially on July 23rd. The band released their debut album ‘Acolyte’ in 2010 and then went on to perform at a sold out tour. The BBC reported that Muse, Elton John, The Chemical Brothers and now Delphic are among the few who are releasing a special song for the Olympics, which could mean even more popularity for this rising band.

Sonically, I think the song is quite ‘poppy’ and you can tell that’s it’s not created for their kind of audience because the tone of the song is completely different to their original song. However, it is a catchy song, with a good hook.