Mount Kimbie, announce tour, selected to support XX, plans for world domination imminent
The XX have a knack for selecting supporting acts. After helping break Los Angeles weirdo Nosaj Thing and Swedish dream-poppers jj on their last tour, they’ve now picked up post-dubstep duo Mount Kimbie to support them through August.
Experimental and proudly without a scene to call their own, these heavily-hyped Londoners are set to blow up after catching a few rays of the XX’s shine and releasing their debut album ‘Crooks & Lovers.’
The album is a glorious mish-mash of genres and styles, boasting tracks so varied that they run the gamut from the pitched-up vocal snippets of Burial to the toe-rattling bass and syncopated percussion of Flying Lotus, and everything in between, touching on such genres as ambient, lo-fi, and even a bit of soul.
Check Mount Kimbie – who perform live with a proper band – this summer, while seeing them is still a bargain. Here are the dates:
05. Jul 2010 Alcatraz/ Milan, ITALY*
06. Jul 2010 Cavea-Auditorium Parco della Musica/ Rome, ITALY*
09. Jul 2010 Berghain/ Berlin, GERMANY
10. Jul 2010 Golden Pudel/ Hamburg, GERMANY
22. Jul 2010 10 Days Off/ Ghent, BE
24. Jul 2010 Centre Pompidou/ Metz, FRANCE
31. Jul 2010 Field Day/ London, GB
13. Aug 2010 Recyclart/ Brussels, BE
14. Aug 2010 Satta Outside Festival/ LITHUANIA
21. Aug 2010 Strom Festival/ Copenhagen, DENMARK
26. Aug 20101 E-Werk/ Koln, GERMANY*
27. Aug 2010 Tonhalle/ Munich, GERMANY*
10. Sep 2010 Bestival (date TBC)/ Isle of Wight, GB
18. Sep 2010 Numusic/ Oslo, NORWAY
15. Oct 2010 Iceland Airwaves/ Airwaves Festival, ICELAND
24. Oct 2010 Unsound festival/ Krakow, POLAND
*Indicates an XX supporting spot.