“Updated psychedelia that beguiles and delights” The Guardian
“Consistently mind-melting and often brilliant” Q
“Bursting with ideas” Pitchfork
“Gloriously, unpredictably new” Mojo
“The most inspired album on the [Mercury 2012] shortlist, as charming as it is impressive“ The Times
Django Django’s debut album came out in January 2012 on Because Music and was lavished with praise. It was “updated psychedelia that beguiles and delights” (The Guardian), “consistently mind-melting and often brilliant” (Q), “bursting with ideas” (Pitchfork) and “gloriously, unpredictably new” (Mojo). By December it had been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and named one of the albums of the year by Rolling Stone and NME. They became known from their electric live performances full of energy, and went on to play memorable shows at festivals across the globe including as Glastonbury and Fuji Rock.
“One of Britain’s biggest indie success stories.” NME
‘Thrilling second album’ Q
“Django Django grabbed attention partly for their adventurousness, partly for the Dylan-esque imagery of their lyrics, but mainly for their tremendously visual live performances.” GQ
“Django Django changed the name of the game.” DIY
“One of the most exciting and adventurous bands to emerge in recent years.” Daily Mirror
“Django Django are back with a big bang” The Guardian
“Confident, vivid and adventurous splash of psychedelic, harmonious colour.” The Independent
2015 Django Django with the released of their inventive second album ‘Born Under Saturn’ which was met with rave reviews across the board: “One of Britain’s biggest indie success stories” said NME, ‘thrilling second album’ said Q, “infectious” said The Times. Radio agree; Django Django currently stand as the most played artist on BBC 6 Music this year, and the band can also count Michael Fassbender and Louis Theroux as big fans.
Django Django have embraced creative opportunities – drummer/producer Dave Maclean travelled to Mali with Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, and Dave and synth player Tommy Grace worked on the score for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of John Webster’s bloodthirsty Jacobean tragedy The White Devil.
The band created a song for the film Slow West which has been met with rave reviews and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Dave’s brother John Maclean.
Previously back in 2015 Django Django released four songs; ‘First Light’, the first from their new album ‘Born Under Saturn’, ‘Beginning To Fade’ released on Record Store Day, ‘Reflections’, a huge floor-filler that swirls with sophistication, and the epic garage pop of ‘Shake and Tremble’.