2015 has been an outstanding year for Django Django with the release of their inventive second album ‘Born Under Saturn’ which was met with rave reviews across the board: “One of Britain’s biggest indie success stories” said NME, ‘thrilling second album’ said Q, “infectious” said The Times. Radio agree; Django Django currently stand as the most played artist on BBC 6 Music this year, and the band can also count Michael Fassbender and Louis Theroux as big fans.
Today Django Django are proud to unveil a brand new video for forthcoming single ‘Pause Repeat’. Another magnificent song with an abundant melody – the video has been created by Django Django bassist Jimmy Nixon and US illustrator and film-maker Dan Brereton (Superman/Batman). The aesthetic puts together home videos on a mobile phone using a 24-hour cycle and stop frame animation and the result is flawless. Watch it here.
Over the last year, Django Django have embraced creative opportunities – drummer/producer Dave Maclean travelled to Mali with Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, and Dave and synth player Tommy Grace worked on the score for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of John Webster’s bloodthirsty Jacobean tragedy The White Devil.
More recently the band created a song for the film Slow West which has been met with rave reviews and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Dave’s brother John Maclean.
Previously in 2015 Django Django released four songs; ‘First Light’, the first from their new album ‘Born Under Saturn’, ‘Beginning To Fade’ released on Record Store Day, ‘Reflections’, a huge floor-filler that swirls with sophistication, and the epic garage pop of ‘Shake and Tremble’.
Django Django now prepare to headline the Festival Republic stage at Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend, then continue their live assault on the world, with a European tour in September into a US tour and the UK this December.
Django Django are:
Dave Maclean – Producer/drummer
Vinnie Neff – Singer and guitarist
Jimmy Dixon – Bass
Tommy Grace – Synths
01/12/2015 – Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland
02/12/2015 – Nerve Centre Derry, UK
03/12/2015 – Barrowland Glasgow, UK
06/12/2015 – Albert Hall Manchester, UK
07/12/2015 – The Institute Birmingham, UK
09/12/2015 – Roundhouse London, UK
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“One of Britain’s biggest indie success stories.” NME
‘Thrilling second album’ Q
“Django Django grabbed attention partly for their adventurousness, partly for the Dylan-esque imagery of their lyrics, but mainly for their tremendously visual live performances.” GQ
“Django Django changed the name of the game.” DIY
“One of the most exciting and adventurous bands to emerge in recent years.” Daily Mirror
“Django Django are back with a big bang” The Guardian
“Confident, vivid and adventurous splash of psychedelic, harmonious colour.” The Independent