The xx performed their first shows in 2012 this week in London. Last night, the group performed six songs from their forthcoming sophomore album, along with a slower version of “Crystallised” at Chats Palace (NME reports).  Tickets to the intimiate 200-capacity show were highly sough after and were awarded in a lottery drawing for purchase. Friday they will play at Battersea Arts Centre.

One fan captured a snippet of the performance, albeit not the best quality.

Late last year the group unveiled a demo called “Open Eyes” that they created while assembling the new album. You can listen to that below.