It’s the first sign of their new album…

Robin Murray

27 · 04 · 2022

Yorkshire experimental pairing XAM Duo have shared new piece ‘Blue Comet’.

The band’s striking debut album melded together left-field electronics and free jazz, sparking a cult following.

Since then, the pair – Matthew Benn and Christopher Duffin – have played some sensational live shows, all while building new material.

Sensibly titled new LP ‘XAM Duo II’ is out on June 17th, available to pre-order now via Sonic Cathedral.

A concise return, XAM Duo’s layered electronics pivot between the meditative and the assertive.

“Our live set for the last few years has almost always been this new record played in order, from start to finish, and it seemed to work in that context,” says Matthew Benn. “I like records to be a bit of a story or journey with peaks and troughs and lots of dynamics and space.”

“I like how this record can be used in a functional way while setting out on your day, doing chores,” says Christopher Duffin. “It’s not quite meditative but it can certainly help pull you into that state and out of it again. And 26 minutes is just enough – self-love becomes selfish after that. We don’t want to be selfish!”

New track ‘Blue Comet’ is online now, a strange, curious balm that feels both formless and dynamic. Innerstrings construct the video – tune in now.

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