Xiu Xiu is an American experimental band, formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart. Xiu Xiu was born on a dance floor, arriving alone at the club and going home alone from the club. Currently, the line-up consists of Stewart (the only constant member since formation) and Angela Seo. The band’s name comes from the film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, which has influenced the sound of their music, according to Stewart.
The music is drawn from British post punk and synth pop, modern Western classical, noise and experimental musics, Asian percussion musics, American folk, torch singers, house, techno and 1950s rock n roll. Xiu Xiu released their eleventh new album titled Girl with Basket of Fruit in 2019 via Polyvinyl, and their twelfth album, Oh No, was released in March 2021.