Brand new from the mighty Django Django is the wonderfully trippy In Your Beat, taken from their forthcoming album Marble Skies, due out on 26 January 2018. The album – which will also include previous single Tic Tac Toe – will feature guest appearances from Metronomy’s Anna Prior, and Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club.
Django Django – In Your Beat
Among the countless gigs we went to during 2016, we were lucky enough to be photographing as well as reviewing many of them. In the name of nostalgia (or something!), we thought we would pick out a few of our favourite shots of the year. Hope you like our little selection slideshow – and if you do, please follow us over on Instagram where we put lots of our other photos from gigs… and there are plenty more of those already in the diary for 2017.
It must be a strange feeling for a band being parachuted (not literally!) into a festival as replacements for another act. You can be sure that no-one has gone specifically to see you, and have to hit a high level to turn around those disappointed not to see the originally billed act. Django Django found themselves in this tricky position, having answered the call to replace Arrested Development who were forced to cancel due to illness.
The group flew back from Germany earlier in the day for this festival performance at the family-oriented Camp Bestival, close to the Dorset coast in South West England. The crowd is a strange mix of music fans at the very front, along with groups of families of all ages pitched up with picnic blankets, deckchairs and trolleys to wheel their little ones around the site. To be honest, you get the distinct impression that music is not the primary reason for most attendees but nevertheless, the Django’s got things moving on from the kids entertainment acts that form the earlier part of the day’s schedule – and it can be no enviable task to have to follow the likes of the Chuckle Brothers let’s face it!
Their set included a mix of old and new. From their self-titled debut album came Hail Bop and Default, whilst Shake and Tremble, Reflections and First Light were all among the tracks given an airing from last year’s follow up Born Under Saturn. It was pretty clear that most of the crowd had no prior awareness of the band, which made the eventual enthusiasm all the more impressive.
It was the usual lively and energetic performance from the quartet, who were absolutely on-point and massively improved from the last time we saw them, heading up the NME Awards Tour way back in 2013. Their harmonies were spot-on, links were slick, and above all else, they were clearly having a great time, and this transmitted to the crowd which had up to that point been pretty lifeless despite the beautiful sunny weather. It got the Saturday night atmosphere up and running – and in that respect certainly did the following act (Katy B) a huge favour!
Photography © Sync.
New from London-based alt rock outfit Django Django is First Light, a harmonious and catchy grower that deserves a few listens.
The track is out today and we love it. It’s good to have them back!