Music from the UK – The XX

The xx are an English indie pop band, formed in London in 2008. The group released their debut album, xx in August 2009. The album ranked highly on many best of 2009 lists, placing number one on the list compiled by The Guardian and second for NME. In 2010, the band won the Mercury Music Prize for their debut album.They are currently working on their second album, Coexist, which is to be released on September 11, 2012.

Here is their song ” Islands”

Music from Vanuatu – Islands

Some nice music from the little pacific island Vanuatu: the reggae group Islands. With their song “World War II”, they should let us remember this terrific war. Please share it!

Old man and a wall

Old man and a wall. WU  PHOTO © Willy Uribe

With his family on the background, an old man looks at the camera in Ribeira Seca, a little village of the island of Sao Miguel. Azores Islands, Portugal.

Music from the Faroe Islands – Eivør Pálsdóttir

Eivør Pálsdóttir, born in 1983, is a Faroese folk rock singer-songwriter with a wide range of interests in many kinds of music. Here’s her song “Do Not Weep”: