Xylaroo are Holly and Coco Chant: two sisters, two peas in a pod, two
harmonious voices, cut only from the same cloth as each other. Their childhood took them across the globe, starting with Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong before they settled in London where they found the attention of Rob da Bank and Sunday Best Records. These experiences wrapped and embedded themselves into sweet and sultry harmonies on their debut album, Sweetooth. A beautifully arranged record that took them out on tour across Europe, opening for the likes of Mika, Will Varley and Matt Berry.
Recently, the duo have taken some much needed time off but they are now back with a new twist on their signature sound. ‘Stranger Than Love’ signals a change of direction for the band, drawing on the personal and professional experiences of the past few years. They have managed to retain the depth and warmth of their sisterly harmonies but have laid them over a more developed sound, a conscious decision having spent a lot of time listening to varied genres over the last 2 years.
‘Stranger Than Love’ was a song I wrote a while back coming out of a breakup. To be honest we didn’t really know what to do with it and the song has evolved a lot of the time we’ve worked on it. We’re not sure ourselves where the new music will take us but we’re excited to be working and recording again. The tour with Frank is another great chance for us to get out and share our music with new people but also an opportunity to see some familiar faces again. We’ve been to a lot of those places before and we can’t wait to be back!’ – Coco Chant
‘Stranger Than Love’ is the first step in a new journey for the band. One that will also see them open another European tour, this time with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls. Whether it’s travelling the globe in their youth, their heavy touring schedule through their debut album or the beginning of this new musical path, these sisters are an ever rolling stone. Sourcing inspiration from all their shared and individual experiences, they always manage to build something beautiful.
You can listen to ‘Stranger Than Love’ or their debut album from the link below. Available via Sunday Best Recordings.
Tour dates supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Pup
FRANK TURNER TOUR W/ XYLAROO
19 OCT 2018 – ZAPPA – ANTWERP, BELGIUM
20 OCT 2018 – 013 G7 – TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
21 OCT 2018 – DEN ATELIER – LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG
23 OCT 2018 – POSTHALLE – WÜRZBURG, GERMANY
24 OCT 2018 – LKA LONGHORN – STUTTGART, GERMANY
26 OCT 2018 – GASOMETER – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
27 OCT 2018 – HELMUT LIST HALLE – GRAZ, AUSTRIA
29 OCT 2018 – PROXIMA – WARSAW, POLAND
30 OCT 2018 – KWADRAT – KRAKOW, POLAND
31 OCT 2018 – AKVARIUM – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
02 NOV 2018 – LARGO VENUE – ROME, ITALY
03 NOV 2018 – ZONA ROVERI – BOLOGNA, ITALY
04 NOV 2018 – VOLKSHAUS – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
06 NOV 2018 – LES DOCKS – LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
07 NOV 2018 – TRABENDO – PARIS, FRANCE
09 NOV 2018 – MELKWEG – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
10 NOV 2018 – EMSLAND ARENA – LINGEN, GERMANY
11 NOV 2018 – CAPITOL – HANNOVER, GERMANY
13 NOV 2018 – ALADIN MUSIC HALL – BREMEN, GERMANY
14 NOV 2018 – WERK 2 – LEIPZIG, GERMANY
16 NOV 2018 – SPORTHALLE – HAMBURG, GERMANY
17 NOV 2018 – SCHLACHTHOF – WIESBADEN, GERMANY
18 NOV 2018 – ROXY – PRAGUE, CZECHIA
20 NOV 2018 – TONHALE – MUNICH, GERMANY
22 NOV 2018 – COLUMBIAHALLE – BERLIN, GERMANY
23 NOV 2018 – MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE – DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
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