Back in March, indie electronica champions The xx managed to turn a record-breaking week of performances into a full-fledged festival. Now, the band is releasing a short documentary which tracks the incredible transformation. Directed by Tayo Rapoport and Josh Renaut, and produced by the London-based production company CHILD, the mini-doc features interviews from band members and industry insiders, all celebrating Brixton's local music scene and businesses. Check out the new film, right here:
The xx collaborated with local institutes to put on a series of concerts, curated cinema screenings, and after-parties with the creation of the Night + Day festival. Many of the events benefited regional charities and helped to expose the city's vibrant culture to a much wider audience.
The new film features interviews with a veritable pantheon of indie pop icons including The xx's very own Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, plus Adwoah Aboah, Jeremy Deller, the Baytree Centre, Benji B, Florence Welch, Raw Material Studios, Gilles Peterson, Robyn, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Reprezent FM, and Hustlebucks.
Fresh off of the success of Night + Day, The xx are heading out on a U.S. and Canadian tour with some of their biggest performances to date. After that, they're off to Singapore, Glasgow, and the U.K.
For more information on Night + Day, check out the festival's official website.