We may be well into a New Year but Apple's free 12 Days of Christmas giveaway continues with the The xx and festive The xxmas EP. The EP features audio track Sunset (Jamie xx Edit) and two videos - Angels (Live in Tokyo) and Chained. Sadly the band's cover of Wham!'s Last Christmas is not included.
The xx have enjoyed rave reviews, award nominations and celebrity fan worship since the band released their debut album xx in 2009.
The band's recent Facebook update reads: "Last night was our last show of the year and what a year it has been! It feels like a million years ago since we put up the demo of 'Open Eyes' last Christmas day. We hadn't yet finished Coexist, we hadn't played live in 2 years, we didn't know what might come next. What did come next, was so much more than we could have ever expected. So from all of us we just want to say THANK YOU! To everyone who listened, bought, downloaded, borrowed, Coexist. Everyone who came to see us at festivals throughout the summer and were so open to the new songs, before they knew them. Everyone who came to see us on tour all over the world. You have made 2012 an unforgettable journey. See you soon. Lots of love, Romy, Oliver + Jamie. xx The xx."
The xx also offer an official and free app for iOS and Android devices, to promote the band's most recent release - Coexist. The app includes exclusive HD videos for every song on the album, lyrics, the ability to play with an interactive version of the Coexist artwork and the chance to receive messages direct from the band.
The xxmas EP is free until midnight tonight.
The 12 Days of Christmas promotion runs until 6 January - with each gift only available for 24 hours.
You can download each via your iDevice or your computer and Apple notes: "To access these gifts, the Region Format setting on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch needs to match your iTunes Store account."
The official Apple 'iTunes - 12 Days of Christmas' is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
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