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Welcome to the online home of the band XUK.
XUK's second album “U” explores relationship themes that hark back to the band’s debut album with the songs “Tomorrow/Today”, “Café Lyon” and “Forest of Dreams” but also explores the individual’s role in today’s polarized world with songs like “Weird People”, “The Show” and the title track “U”.
New Album in the works!
In December 2017 we released "U" - our best selling album to date! Now we're working on "HUM" which will be released in due course. Check out our blog for the latest news.
XUK was formed in 2003 as a four piece rock band formed to play the material of British singer/songwriter Simon Holden.
A key member of the band from the earliest days was Simon's son, Robin Holden (22 years old at the time), who first played drums, then bass for the band.
Viola player Eric (Summer) Lea was introduced to the band by a mutual friend in 2004 and XUK's unique, symphonic sound was born. Robin Holden engineered and produced XUK's debut CD "Love Hits ...like a cricket bat-out-of-hell" - released in August 2005.
XUK was first brought to the attention of thousands of online listeners at iSound.com in June of 2005 and occupied the Number One spot in the website's Top 100 Unsigned Artists Chart. The band's music registered over 16,000 page views and more than 11,000 song plays in three months, attracting fans from across the globe.
Ron Pak (Maple Mars, Double-Naught Spies, Drive-Thru Jesus) and Matt Peter (The Letter Openers) stepped in for XUK's live shows in 2006 - Ron on drums and Matt on bass.
Robin returned to play bass during XUK's 2006 western U.S. tour and the 2006 SXSW appearance.
XUK was a runner-up in the 2006 Singer/Songwriter Awards and Robin Holden was awarded the 2006 DIY Producer of the Year Award for "Love Hits".
Although future live performances are not anticipated, you never know what could happen! Keep up-to-date by reading the XUK blog.