The returning trio performed two songs from their forthcoming third album.

The xx were musical guests on Saturday Night Live last night where they debuted a new song, ‘I Dare You’.

Introduced by Kristen Wiig, the London band also played ‘On Hold’, the Hall and Oates-sampling first single from their recently announced third album, I See You.

The audio on the ‘I Dare You’ video is skippy – we’re on the hunt for a better quality version. In the meantime, it gives us a stronger idea of the “open and expansive” approach the band say they’ve taken with the new record.

The band have just announced tour dates in the UK, Europe and Japan, with a handful of shows before Christmas and a full tour next spring.

I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London and is set to offer “a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach,” according to their label.

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