This article was published in 2003.

Leeds' Xi have announced that they are now part of the Pogomotion roster, alongside such up-and-coming acts as Candyheads and B-Movie Heroes. Talks over the last couple of weeks have resulted in a deal whereby Pogomotion will represent Xi at national level in the run-up to the release of their first album. Willie Tocher of Pogomotion said:

"We are delighted to announce the addition of Xi to the Pogomotion Roster, a band whom we believe have a great future ahead of them. Through their innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting, Xi demonstrate their commitment to real music, which is what Pogomotion stands for - real music by real musicians, not the conveyor belt of instant pop noodle music, which is here today, gone tomorrow."

Panama Promotions will continue as Xi's business manager and will retain responsibility for local gigs, day-to-day matters and tour management. Steve Kind of Panama says:

"We are delighted that Pogomotion share our confidence in Xi, we will be working alongside them to raise the band's profile - you can expect serious Xi happenings in the next 18 months"

Xi will appear alongside their new stablemates B-Movie Heroes at the Royal Park Cellars to launch an Autumn mini-tour.

Visit for more details.