The xx's Oliver Sim opens up about his struggle with alcohol

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29 Dec 2016, 15:38

The xx's Oliver Sim has revealed more about his struggles with alcohol.

In an interview with Pitchfork, the band explained what happened after they had finished work on their second album 

Romy Madley Croft was away in Los Angeles and Jamie Smith was recording and touring his solo album

However Sim was staying at home in London, and said he struggled with the realisation that he was "reaching an age where being the drunkest person in the room isn’t charming anymore.

“I was going out a lot with the excuse that I was celebrating, celebrating the past few years. Just fighting the idea of becoming an adult. Some friends had started to mellow a bit, and I didn’t want to.

“And with alcohol, like a lot of things, it’s all or nothing for me."

He also revealed that it has now been over a year since he last had a drink, and he was able to kick the habit with the help of his bandmates.