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WATCH IT: Gorillaz Cover the xx

Damon Albarn's band deliver gorgeous, spare take on "Crystalised."

By: Kevin O'Donnell // November 22, 2010

Damon Albarn and the Gorillaz stopped by BBC Radio 1 to perform a three-song set, including their new single “Doncamatic” and “On Melancholy Hill.” But the highlight of their appearance was a gorgeous, acoustic cover of the xx’s “Crystalised.” Watch it below.

The xx’s original was already a spare song, but Albarn and his band manage to strip it back even further, performing the track with nothing more than acoustic guitar, piano, and xylophone. Nice!

LISTEN: Gorillaz, “Crystalised (The xx cover)”