In 1980 Siglo XX independently released their first 7'' single ‘The Naked and the Death’. Things really got rolling two years later with the maxi-single ‘The Art of War’. Later they signed to Antler Records which released a few of their albums and maxi’s. Their sound resembled Factory bands like Joy Division and Section 25: cold new wave, with dark basses, moody synths and depressive vocals.
Currently two members, Antonio Palermo and Klaas Hoogerwaard, are touring the back catalogue with members from Honeymoon Cowboys under the guise of 'Siglo XX'