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Video of the Moment #2749: Django Django

By on Monday, 4th December 2017 at 6:00 pm

Scottish electro-rock quartet Django Django have unveiled a new promo video for ‘In Your Beat’, the next single from their forthcoming album ‘Marble Skies’. The new LP is due out on the 26th of January next year, and we’ve already featured editor Mary’s review of its promising first single ‘Tic Tac Toe’.

The video treatment for ‘In Your Beat’ is a hybrid graphic/lyric video concept, featuring artistic design elements by Sophie Koko-Gate (also known by her initials, SKG) and Brodie Kaman. Its anachronistic animation and illustrations fit nicely with the band’s musical allusion to the cool, detached quality of 1980s’ synth-pop. Watch and listen to ‘In Your Beat’ just below, then take a look back at TGTF’s complete past coverage of Django Django, which can be found right through here.


Single Review: Django Django – Tic Tac Toe

By on Monday, 30th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

Art rock geeks Django Django first burst on the scene in 2012 with their self-titled album. Chock full of psychedelic, toe-tapping earworms like singles ‘Default’ and ‘Love’s Dart’, the London via Edinburgh group captured the minds and imaginations of music fans everywhere with their percussive, witty tunes. Included in that group was this editor, who was so enamoured about their sound that I thought they deserved a Bands to Watch and I risked life and limb to see them play packed, sweaty showcases at SXSW, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City of that year. LP ‘Born Under Saturn’, which followed 3 years later, wasn’t at rapturously received as its predecessor, some pundits noticing its lack of immediacy and its rough edges worn down.

Any concerns about whether Django Django had lost the plot appear to be unfounded. Earlier this month, they returned with a new track to build up excitement towards album number three, ‘Marble Skies’, due out at the start of January. ‘Tic Tac Toe’ begins with a white noise in the background that sounds like a plane taking off, or perhaps a balloon that’s being inflated by helium. How’s that for anticipation? Singer Vincent Neff’s first vocals out of the gate heavily echo, as pounding drumming usher in a melodic guitar line.

The overall effect of their hippy-dippy vibrations envelopes you, recalling the frenetic nature of exemplary earlier single ‘Hail Bop’ from their debut album. The main differences? For sure, ‘Tic Tac Toe’ is more in your face, refusing to be denied entry into the little grey cells in your head. The one thing that’s sorely lacking from the song is an opportunity for a grand sing-along: the lyrics, weighed down with reverb, have a feel good quality but are hard to follow in the milieu.

For its accompanying promo directed by John Maclean, brother of drummer David, the group decided to take an off-the-wall approach that matches their continuing ethos with their music. Take something incredibly important to the British – the milk in their tea – and send their leader off to source some. Trust me, it’s not as pedantic as it sounds. During his mission, he gets caught off guard. Just like fans like us have been by a little group named Django Django.


Single ‘Tic Tac Toe’ from Django Django is out now. The Scottish art rockers’ third album ‘Marble Skies’ will be out on the 26th of January 2018. All of our past coverage on the group is through here.


Video of the Moment #2010: Django Django

By on Tuesday, 9th February 2016 at 6:00 pm

Django Django released their second album ‘Born Under Saturn’ in spring 2015, which is now available on Ribbon Music. They now have a new video out for album cut ‘Life We Know’. Looking like a craft shop class run amok and on steroids, the promo looks like collages being built up and covered over with photos from their own travels around the world as a touring band. Watch it below.

Catch more of our coverage here on TGTF on Django Django here.


Video of the Moment #1898: Django Django

By on Thursday, 3rd September 2015 at 6:00 pm

Scotland’s percussion / synth-based wonders Django Django have a new promo out for ‘Pause Repeat’, which appears on their sophomore album ‘Born Under Saturn’, which was released back in the spring and is now available on Ribbon Music. Colours, shapes, sporting equipment and fruit and veg (yes, fruit and veg) feature in this colourful video that continues their tradition of weird and out there videos. But even the parade of citrus and broccoli doesn’t detract from the infectious beats of the song. Watch the video below.

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Video of the Moment #1813: Django Django

By on Thursday, 28th May 2015 at 6:00 pm

Django Django‘s recently released their second album ‘Born Under Saturn’, and on it is ‘Shake and Tremble’, which sees the band being less rhythmic but push out the boat on their more psychedelic roots. This is also true for the promo video for the song, which is trippy as hell, the band themselves performing in a hot, sweaty jungle. During a storm. Check it out below.

Past coverage on the Scottish band is this way.


Live Gig Video: Django Django play ‘Life’s a Beach’ on the Jay Leno show

By on Tuesday, 2nd April 2013 at 4:00 pm

Scottish art rockers Django Django made their American late night television debut on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week when they were over here for their first major North American tour. Watch them below as they played a truly wigged out version of ‘WOR’ for the long-chinned host.
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