NME magazine - The XX cover (18 September 2010)
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THE XX - It's straight after the Barclaycard Mercury Awards and Matt Wilkinson catches up with the bleary-eyed winners to talk about their past, their award-winning present and the future
MATT HELDERS - three quarter page
JAKE SHEARS - half page
VICTORIA LEGRAND - 1page
THE ABC CLUB - 1 page
NICKY WIRE wants to see a new band with the passion and intensity of his own Manic Street Preachers. He gives Barry Nicolson his firebrand manifesto to save rock'n'roll
MANCHESTER - Call it post-parka or Radchester or whatever - right now, Manchester is on fire, home to the most potent scene in a generation. Matt Wilkinson heads to the northern quarter to meet four of the most exciting bands in the UK today
Featuring The Heartbreaks, Everything Everything, Dutch Uncles, Egyptian Hip Hop 4 pages
LES SAVY FAV - 2 pages
THE JOY FORMIDABLE - 1 page
ZOLA JESUS - "On the road with..."
TOMMY LEE (MOTLEY CRUE) - "Does rock'n'roll kill braincells?"