Fashion-forward South London project 13XL have shared their new single 'Show You The Whole World And Show You How It Spins'.
The pair match barged post-punk elements against club culture tropes, filtering this through their off piste pop vision.
Recently playing at Milan Fashion Week, 13XL returned to their South London studio to focus on new ideas.
Drawing on their awareness and experience of the immigrant experience in this country, the duo's new song may be their most potent yet.
'Show You The Whole World And Show You How It Spins' is a barbed return, constantly turning back on itself, exploring fresh ground.
At one point Xena recites a whispered warning, using her mother’s Kashmiri mountain dialect - an oral language, it has never been written down.
“It loosely translates,” she says, “into ‘anyone who inflicts any damage or oppression on me, if you won’t leave me alone, I won’t leave you alone’ - it sounds a lot more threatening in the original form..! I’m very used to people around me having the threat of deportation hanging over them, there’s raids all the time in our community in Birmingham.”
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