About that "pretty killer light show" I mentioned in yesterday's review of Monday night's xx show:
Before their set began, a white scrim hung over the front of the stage, and for opening number "Intro," the band played behind it, backlit, their shadows dramatically projected and flashing onto the scrim in multiples, first just Romy Madley Croft on guitar, then when the beat dropped Sim on bass and Jamie Smith, who plays to the back of the stage but loomed larger on the screen than either of the others (fukkin' scrims/how do they work?), tap-tapping out the beat on his MPC sampler. On the song's last note, the curtain fell to reveal the trio backed by a giant black X.
Andrew Matson has posted some video:
This doesn't quite do justice to how cool it looked in person, but you get the idea.