Formed in 2002, x-wife are a band built on a post-punk inheritance from bands like Suicide or Gang of Four. They've released 4 albums, 1 ep and played more than 250 shows in Europe and North America. 2008's "Are you ready for the blackout?" was voted among the year's best releases by Portuguese press and was received enthusiastically around the world. They were praised by James Murphy and some of the most influential blogs in America. In 2009 they were nominated for Best Portuguese Act at the MTV Music Awards.