The xx have released a short film about their recent ‘Night + Day’ residency at the Brixton Academy, featuring panoramic aerial views of the centre of town, plus interviews with the band and behind the scenes footage from the venue.
The trio took over the Academy for a record-breaking seven nights, with different support acts and DJs every night, and their performances included collaborations with artists such as Robyn, Savages singer Jehnny Beth, Florence Welch and Feist.
Their new 22 minute short film tells the story of the shows. The xx singer Romy Croft told NME:
Coming back to Brixton and just seeing how everyone just co-exists really beautifully, I love that. ‘Night + Day’ was originally just an idea to do something a bit different, and a bit more than just a gig.
To be honest, we didn’t know that these Brixton shows were going to become ‘Night + Day’ – it just sort of happened in an organic way because we were suddenly playing all these shows.
Oliver, Jamie and I, we never suggested seven nights; they got suggested to us and we thought ‘no way, that’s crazy’. When we sold them out, we thought ‘let’s make this a special occasion just to give something back’ because we felt so lucky just to be able to do all of this’.
The video also features scenes recorded at the xx’s various charity partners including Raw Material, The Baytree Centre and School Ground Sounds.