It has been a long wait for any new xx material, but here it is. After opening the world to hipsters and winning a mercury music prize, embarking on a world tour and Jamie xx deciding to remix everything under the sun, the track Angels starts exquisitely. You have to hand it to them; the guitar tone is a perfectly delicious eargasm. However it soon goes down hill from there.
The word boring comes to mind, because there is nothing new about this, nothing that hasn’t been imitated since their debut album xx. The lyrics suggest Romy Madley Croft has fallen in love but everyone else has probably fallen out of love with the xx and moved on.
Expect “Angels” to be used on every indie advert from now on. Shame, the debut album was perfect, only a different direction could have saved them from the second album syndrome. But we can wait for the album, lets just hope the rest is different.
At last you can feast your eyes on some gloriously gory Dishonored gameplay. You play as Corvo Attano, once a legendary bodyguard for the Empress, who seeks vengeance against the Lord Regent who framed him for the assassination of the Empress.
Get your fingers on Dishonored October 9th in the US, and October 12th in Europe.