Django Django | Coming to Liverpool Sound City 2012
Dolphin Music on May 15, 2012
Django Django @ Liverpool Sound City 2012
This London-via-Edinburgh quartet formed back in 2008, but have only recently graced us with their presence when they released their self entitled debut album, Django Django. The quirky quartet is made up of vocalist and guitarist Vinny Neff, drummer and bandleader Dave Maclean, bassist Jimmy Dixon and keyboardist Tommy Grace. The Django Django debut album was released in January 2012 and has, by some, been labeled Folktronica, putting Django Django in the same basket as the likes of Bibio and Lykke Li.
The four-piece produce 80s pop rhythms and 60s beach boys-esque bleached, vibratoless vocals, making it pretty difficult to pinpoint the band’s genre.
It would appear that the bands major inspiration comes from The Beta Band whose keyboardist happens to be David Maclean’s big bro. It seems as though this obsolete Scottish indie semi-legends motivated Django Django’s spliff-friendly tones as their intrepid, far-sighted eclecticism.
So what is it that Django Django do? Maybe it’s a good thing that they can’t be categorised, because it suggests that they’re doing something a little bit different. A breath of fresh air.
“If the Beach Boys wrote the score for a spaghetti western set in a 50s vision of the future, it might sound something like this buoyant debut album.” - Killian Fox, The Observer
Even the band can’t quite get a handle on what it is that they’re up to. Basically, their press release, which they penned themselves, is gibberish: “The triple distilled essence (and sensibility) of an artistic huddle of mischievous musicals,” is how they describe themselves. Interesting… to say the least!
… But you should just see for yourself at Liverpool Sound City this week, where they will be performing live on Thursday Night. Then you can tell us your opinions afterwards.
On the latest episode of the British show Later With Jools Holland, the UK post-punkers Django Django appeared to perform their sparse, economical, catchy-as-all-hell single “Default” sounding as good live as they do on record. Watch them knock it out…
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