The xx: I See You

The xx: I See You

By Andrew Paschal

Building off Jamie xx's In Colour, the xx have at last escaped from their own self-imposed limitations. 16 Jan 2017 // 8:20 AM

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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