Published Nov 27, 2013UK trio The xx are blasting a Croatian-based anti-gay marriage organization for misappropriating the band's "Intro" track for an online advertisement.
The band issued a statement on their Facebook page today (November 27) condemning U ime obitelji, which roughly translates into English as "the name of the family," for using the song without the band's permission. The advertisement has since been taken down, but it was in support of a referendum on an equal marriage ban in Croatia. The vote takes place December 1.
"It has come to our attention that our music has been used without our permission in a promotional advert by the Croatian organisation 'U ime obitelji,'" The xx wrote. "We wish to state that we didn't, and would never, approve the use of our music by this organisation. To be clear, we unconditionally support the equal right to marriage regardless of sexuality."
In less controversial news, The xx will be issuing both of their full-lengths as 7-inch box sets on December 2. You can order the sets, each limited to 1,000 copies, over here.