Following the success of their exceptional fifth album, ‘Off Planet’, DJANGO DJANGO have released a new video for the genre-bending album highlight, “Black Cadillac”.
WATCH “BLACK CADILLAC” HERE
Opening with an addictive drum beat and bassline, “Black Cadillac” features Vincent Neff’s fuzzy layered vocals dancing atop grooving guitars and jazzy brass solos. Accompanied by a new James Hankin-directed music video, Django Django explore ‘Off Planet’’s inspirations of ufology amidst nostalgic fish-eye visuals.
Speaking of the video, producer and drummer Dave Maclean said: “I came up with this idea out of the blue one day, probably in a bit of a daydream when listening back to the song. I approached Hankin to help me bring it to life and he’s done a great job directing it, managing to capture the surreal dream-like atmosphere brilliantly.”
Video director James Hankin, who shot the film in Tottenham around the band’s studio and local pub, Mannions, spoke further about the collaboration: “I’ve been following the Djangos pretty much since day one and always thought it would be cool to make a video together at some point and here we are many years later messing about dressing up as cowboys and aliens and drinking out of shoes. It felt like a very natural thing to be doing actually.”
Fresh back from an all-conquering tour of Australia, Django Django are rounding out the year with a UK and European tour, today announcing Low Island as support. Upcoming UK dates include shows at Mutations Festival in Brighton, SWX in Bristol, New Century in Manchester, and a London show at KOKO on 14 December.
DJANGO DJANGO – UK TOUR DATES
05/11 – Brighton, UK @ Mutations Festival
10/12 – Bristol, UK @ Strange Brew
12/12 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ Liquid Rooms
13/12 – Manchester, UK @ New Century
14/12 – London, UK @ KOKO
‘Off Planet’, the band’s fifth full-length studio album, is out now via Because Music (stream / purchase it here.)
Released in four parts, each representing a different “planet”, ‘Off Planet’ is the biggest, boldest, and most varied statement the band have made, with a cavalcade of mainstream and underground stars – Self Esteem, Jack Peñate, Stealing Sheep, Toya Delazy and many more, all of them either friends of the band or personally sought out by Dave – bringing entirely new creative angles into play. ‘Off Planet’ was conceptualised by Django Django co-founder and producer Dave Maclean as “a way to go beyond”, to bring new voices, new rhythms, new experimentation into play, and effectively to deconstruct the band’s identity. From bluesy pop and Middle Eastern cabaret goth to Afro acid and piano rave, to call it kaleidoscopic is putting it mildly. Despite at times not sounding like anything on their previous releases, ‘Off Planet’ is very much still recognisably Django Django.
The album was described by Uncut (8/10) as “their most accomplished and ambitious record to date”, by The Arts Desk (4*) as “sprawling, eclectic and ear-pleasing” and Record Collector (4*) as “a rewarding listen”.
‘Off Planet’ features multiple standout singles including the BBC Radio 6 Music A-Listed 90s dance-pop explosion, “Complete Me” ft. Self Esteem, the underground electronica of “No Time” ft. Jack Peñate, the futuristic club track “Don’t Touch That Dial” ft. Yuuko plus “Slipstream”.