X&Y, The Story So Far:
- There are three of them.
- They are from various parts of the UK.
- They had an EP called 'Experience X' out earlier this year.
- They have been called "brilliant pop" by people like Line Of Best Fit but they were A Bit Indie around that first EP, even if the third track showed quite a lot of promise.
- They've been working with people like Rationale, Toby Gad, Johnny Coffer and The Nexus.
Which brings us to today and their new single 'Footprints', a massive-chorused electronic pop behemoth which they knocked together, ie expertly crafted using the otherworldly forces of 'pop songwriting' and 'general tunemaking', during the sessions for their forthcoming album.
It sounds a bit like St Lucia and there's nothing wrong with that. There is in fact a lot right with that.
If you're thinking "hm, this would sound quite good in a field" you'll have a chance to find out because they're supporting Take That at their BST Hyde Park Thing in a few days.
If, on the other hand, you think 'Footprints' would sound good in a darkened room, they've got a proper gig of their own coming up in August. One suspects that if you follow them on Facebook or Twitter Twitter they'll mention that once or twice in the coming weeks.