The XX @ Auditorium
aaamusic | On 16, Jul 2010
Rome, 6th July
The XX come to Rome for the first time and enchant the audience in the ‘cavea’ of the Auditorium, with a moving and energetic performance.
From the first notes of ‘Intro’ it was evident that these Londoners could conquer even the delicate tastes of an audience used to different styles, and a venue that has hosted already monsters of different species as Keith Jarrett or Nina Simone.
Different emotions pulse through the course of the exhibition, from the tears of ‘Stars’ flowing around the eyes of the many kids attending, to the liveliness of ‘Night Time’ and ‘Crystalised’.
Jamie Smith humanises the drum machine while Romy Madley Croft stands as a leading light with the minimal tones of her guitar supporting the whole sound of the band.
The highest peak of the night is with a revisited and heartbreaking version of ‘Fantasy’, where we all realise that this band is much more than the umpteenth ‘next big thing’ falling into obscurity. They can indeed characterise a new sound for the next decade.
Author: Lorenzo Coretti
Photos: Luigi Orru