The xx, Brixton Academy,London, review: Carefully-curated homecoming run was worth the wait

The fact that The xx – who hadn’t released an album in five years – sold out seven consecutive nights in London alone is almost unfathomable.

But January’s I See You has led to this week-long residency titled Night + Day, supported by club nights, cinema-screenings and a radio show.

For the shy and retiring trio of south Londoners, it’s a vast carefully-curated homecoming gig that took a year to plan.

With a stage composed of ethereal pink clouds and huge silver-cladded spinning columns with an angled mirror above (emulating their album cover), the backdrop is formed for an electric show of rainbow projected lights. 


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