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Django Django

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Genre-hopping indie-folktronica quartet

On hearing Django Django’s bleeping, chameleonic indie pop, an informed listener might comment on its similarity to that of The Beta Band. An even better-informed listener would call that perceptive, pointing out that Django Django’s drummer/producer David Maclean is the younger brother of John, keyboardists in their High Fidelity-approved forebears.

Maclean and fellow founding member Vinny Neff met at art school in Edinburgh but Django Django only really came together once they’d relocated to Dalston in East London. Rounded out by Jimmy Dixon on bass and Tommy Grace on keys, their initial 7”s drew a burgeoning fanbase and comparisons to not only the aforementioned Beta Band but also fellow indietronica frontrunners like Hot Chip and Field Music.

The band’s self-titled debut arrived in 2012 and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Suddenly, the quartet went from the intimate confines of small East London venues to the main stage at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

A whirlwind of constant touring later and the band forced themselves off the road to record their follow-up, 2015’s Born Under Saturn. Higher production values were a given, but the quartet’s knack for folding blissful melodies into swirling psychedelia remained undiminished.

Django Django remained as eclectic as ever on 2018’s Marble Skies, seemingly abandoning one idea and genre as a better one occurs to them, often mid-song.

The quartet returned with a new record Glowing In The Dark, recorded pre-pandemic but delayed until 2021. To support it, Django Djano confirmed a UK tour for October 2021.