The band, started in 2001 as a trio including previous singer Paul Toohill, composes an airy blend of electronica, techno and trance, bringing their various visions and talents to life with synthetic vibrancy and danceable beats, crossing electronic genres with relative ease.
Aimed at the heart of the dancefloor, the music keeps listeners moving through the night in timeless waves, emitting subtle hints of the 1980s while slipping easily into sounds of the new millennium: glitchy patterns, sharp simulated strings, and clear vocals travel through bright sequences and brooding atmospheres.
After having released their first demo, Forgive, on the now defunct mp3.com website, and receiving good feedback, they signed a deal with the Polish label Black Flames Records, who would re-issue the demo on May 2004 as Forgive[n], quickly followed by the RE_Productions EP in October 2004.
In several interviews, however, the band seemes to consider their real debut the 2005 album Hrs:Min:Sec, released on the acclaimed German label Infacted Recordings.
Over the years, XP8 has made a name for themselves due to their energetic live performances: the band had played all over Europe, from their native Italy to Russia, and attended prestigious festivals like the Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany. Also, their remix work is much sought-after, and bands as different as Attrition, Mortiis, Icon of Coil and Dope Stars Inc. (among many others) have been remixed by XP8.
Their third studio album, The Art Of Revenge, released on January 18th 2008 once again on Infacted Recordings, immediately received good reviews.