News / 24.03.21

Overmono share new single Pieces of 8, announce 12″ for XL Recordings

The pair’s latest project is slated for release in April

News / 02.12.20

Thom Yorke, Four Tet and Burial have dropped a vinyl-only collaboration

This morning, XL Recordings dropped a teaser for a new black-label release coming later this…

Yaeji Waking Up Down
News / 10.03.20

Yaeji announces new mixtape WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던

The producer has released an animated video for the single WAKING UP DOWN

Gil Scott-Heron

I’m New Here reinvented Gil Scott-Heron for the 21st century

10 years ago Gil Scott-Heron released the album that would resurrect his career and cement his legacy as one of America’s most important musicians

Nines: Rise and Shine

Nines is a superstar in his area. As he overcomes legal setbacks, the chart-busting rapper is spreading light in his community. Ciaran Thapar spends a day with him in his neighbourhood for our July cover story.

News / 18.01.18

Richard Russell announces Everything Is Recorded album featuring Sampha, Giggs, Syd, Peter Gabriel and more

XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell has announced details of the debut album from his collaborative…

News / 30.10.17

Powell announces mini-album New Beta Vol. 2, releases video Wormhole

The new visual follows a night out that turns into an acid trip with rabbits, princesses and kebabs

King Krule – The Ooz

Confessional, confrontational, soothing and abrasive, The Ooz is Archy Marshall at his singular best

Ibeyi – Ash

The French-Cuban sisters draw from a wide range of sounds and samples of the luscious follow-up to their 2015 debut

News / 04.10.17

King Krule drops new track Half Man Half Shark

The song is from his upcoming album The Ooz

News / 13.09.17

King Krule details new album, releases wavy video Dum Surfer

Archy Marshall turns up to his performance on a stretcher

Selections: Smerz

Welcome back to Selections, a series of exclusive artist-curated Spotify playlists from those in the…

News / 13.07.17

XL founder Richard Russell links up with Sampha for video Close But Not Quite

The track comes from the label head’s project Everything Is Recorded

5 Producers Reflect on Aphex Twin Playing Their Music

Powell, Machinedrum, Chino Amobi and more talk about what it was like to discover that Aphex Twin played one of their tracks

News / 22.02.17

Arca announces self-titled album

Arca is back! The producer just announced a self-titled album to be released via XL…

Track by Track: Welcome to the New Gen

A&R Caroline SM and Executive Producer Renz breakdown every track on their showcase of the new UK underground, ‘New Gen’

Powell – Sport

Oscar Powell was up to his usual antics while promoting Sport. Having published Steve Albini’s…

News / 22.09.16

Watch Powell and friends smash watermelons in new video for Jonny

For his latest video DJ and Diagonal Records boss Powell asked fans to share in…

News / 10.08.16

Powell announces debut LP Sport

The XL Recordings producer has unveiled a timely Olympics-themed video for new song Frankie, too XL…

Adele Signs 90 million record deal
News / 23.05.16

Adele breaks records with £90 million record deal

The singer reportedly now holds the record for the biggest record deal for a Britsh…

News / 16.11.15

Stream Special Request’s Essential Mix

Paul Woolford brings his big bag of jungle white labels to Radio 1’s essential mix…

News / 11.11.15

Beggars Group made £3.8m profit in 2014

The parent company that distributes stuff from 4AD, Rough Trade and XL Recordings has seen a drop in cash from 2013

Riot Boy:
Le1f is here
to shake the party up

Previously pigeon-holed, Le1f’s stepping up and baring his sharpened teeth to condescending critics and backwards-thinking rap conservatives

06.08.15

London events series ‘Clock Strikes 13’ announced

From October to December, the new events series ‘Clock Strikes 13’ is set to host…

News / 27.05.15

Jamie xx streams In Colour with visuals

Jamie xx is streaming his new album In Colour via iTunes. You can now stream Jamie…

News / 13.05.15

Shamir’s debut LP is now streaming

The singer will release Ratchet on 19 May via XL. You can now stream Shamir’s…

East India Youth

In the wake of his prodigious rise to the status of bona-fide indie auteur –…

Jungle throw away the cloak

Out of the fire and into the flames for the much-hyped UK band

The Horrors continue to widen their worldview

A sea of black flows into the Hackney Wick studio where Crack is setting up…