So Florence Welch’s crowd at Shepherds Bush Empire last night weren’t exactly hospitable to ascendant, moody minimalists the xx. (One punter yelled “enough!,” and that dude should still be getting booed.) But even if they don’t share fans, Welch and the xx share a certain rapport memorialized here by the xx’s remix of “You’ve Got The Love,” Florence’s Source And Candi Staton cover that appears on her Mercury nominated Lungs LP. On it her harp gets snipped and spun out a bit, surrounded by the xx’s vocals, keyboard/computer weirdness, and dubstep outro. And The Machine and the xx have one more show together tonight at Shepherds Bush before the xx embark on a much deserved tour of their own for fans with functioning ears. The remix is here for your download, and check these photos from last night’s gig by Andrea DiCenzo.
Florence & The Machine – “You’ve Got The Love (The xx Remix)” (MP3)
Flo’s Lungs is out via Island, and xx is out via Rough Trade. Some North American Florence tour dates:
10/27 @ New York, NY @ Bowery
10/30 @ Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
11/02 @ Toronto, ONT @ Mod Club