I played phone tag with The xx for almost two weeks. It’s hard to be mad. These Brits are notoriously busy and were in the midst of European festival sets and some down time. I ended up having to wake up at 6 a.m. to do an early morning phone interview with bassist and singer Oliver Sim.
I was a little nervous going into it because I understand the band members to be somewhat shy, but Sim was very warm and easy to talk to.