Picking out single-note riffs on a chiming Les Paul, Madley Croft sang yearning lyrics in a breathy whisper (“You don’t move slow / taking steps in my direction”) while Sim, plucking widely spaced bass notes, answered in a velvety baritone (“You say I’m foolish / for pushing this aside”).
The songs were as intimate as pillow talk—murmuring and sighing against an almost silent background—but the two singers stood separated by the d.j.
This report is based on an analysis of 750 fraudsters across 81 countries.
In this survey, new questions have been added to learn more about the types of people who commit fraud, the sorts of fraud they commit and the manner in which the frauds are detected.
After assembling in a windowless storage area deep within the Armory, a former military headquarters on the Upper East Side, ticket-holders were led through tunnels to a small, square room, built around a shallow pit where three unsmiling figures stood in near darkness: the guitarist and singer Romy Madley Croft, with dyed black hair in a geometric cut that fell over one eye; the bassist and singer Oliver Sim, a tall man with a blond Tintin forelock; and the boyish-looking d.j./drummer Jamie xx (né Smith), who stood behind a phalanx of samplers, keyboards, and percussion instruments.
Once a wide-eyed teen at Plastic People connecting with the crowd through a bass drop, he now holds his own among the heads he considered heroes. Jamie xx: I wasn’t old enough to go to raves, so I have a romantic idea of that period and the scenes that were happening before the internet. Jamie xx: There’s a lot of talk of London being torn down and horrible investors coming in, putting massive glass buildings everywhere and destroying the essence of the city.Jamie xx: When I was making that track I saw people full of memories, all dancing.I don’t usually think of people dancing when I’m making music, but this was different.This new report, , a follow-up to a 2013 report, is based on a questionnaire asking KPMG Forensic professionals around the world for details about the fraudsters who were investigated between March 2013 and August 2015.The investigation frequently involved interviewing the fraudster, helping KPMG to form a detailed picture of the perpetrator and the fraud committed.