Tucson’s mystical psychedelic-cumbia-rock band XIXA are playing 2 exclusive shows in the UK in May 2016 to support their debut album, Bloodline, out now via Glitterhouse Records in Europe and Barbès Records in the USA. The London show will also feature UK based electronic/cumbia legend Capitol K (Archie Bronson Outfit/Loose Meat), the gigs are 8th May @ Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, and 10th May @ Birthdays in London.

XIXA are psychedelic. XIXA are cumbia. But, most of all, XIXA are loud rock ‘n’ roll, embraced by the obscure side of the American southwest. Their music is rooted in a South American heritage, but is equally informed by their hometown of Tucson, Arizona’s vivid-legendary music scene. Their interpretation of chicha – Peruvian cumbia made popular in the Amazon and the poor barrios of Lima during the 60s and 70s – surprisingly reveals a common thread within the music of Arizona’s desert: an obsession for hard-edge guitars and a strong taste for mixing rock and Latin flavours.

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