Django Django

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Django Django
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Django Django live in Leicester in August 2012
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Art rock, neo-psychedelia, electronic rock, electronica, indie rock
Years active 2009–present
Labels Because Music
Website www.djangodjango.co.uk
Members David Maclean
Vincent Neff
Jimmy Dixon
Tommy Grace

Django Django are a British art rock band based in London, England. The group was formed in 2009 and has released a self-titled studio album in 2012, followed up by Born Under Saturn, released on 4 May 2015.[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The quartet of David Maclean (drummer and producer), Vincent Neff (singer and guitarist), Jimmy Dixon (bassist), and Tommy Grace (synthesizer operator) met at Edinburgh College of Art, and formed Django Django in London in 2009.[2][3] David Maclean is the brother of musician and director John Maclean (ex The Beta Band[4]) and cousin of singer Lindsey Leven,[5] who performs with Guto Pryce in the band Gulp. Vincent Neff is originally from Ireland while Jimmy Dixon hails from Yorkshire.[1]

"Our name has absolutely nothing to do with Django Reinhardt", wrote the band (nicknamed djangovideo in their account on YouTube) beneath the video post for their track WOR.[6]

Django Django[edit]

Because Music released the band's self-titled debut album on 30 January 2012.[7] The album featured already released singles "Waveforms"[8][9] and "Default".[10][11][12] The debut album reached number 33 on the UK album charts in the first week of release[13] and was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. The songs "Hail Bop" and "Waveforms" are featured within the games FIFA 13 and GTA 5 respectively. The album received considerable critical acclaim,[14] [15] and featured in the end-of-year lists of both Rolling Stone [16] and the NME.[17] The band were surprised to achieve this success with Maclean commenting "I thought it would be an underground album that would sell a few hundred copies”.[1]

Born Under Saturn[edit]

Their latest album, Born Under Saturn, was released on 4 May 2015.[18]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[19]
AUS
[20]
BEL
(FL)

FR
[21]
NED
[22]
SUI
Django Django 33 60 26 68 43  –
Born Under Saturn
  • Released: 4 May 2015
  • Label: Because Music, Ribbon Music
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
15 56 61 34 60 57

Remix albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Hi Djinx! Django Django Remixed

unknown

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK AUS BEL (FL) FR
2009 "Storm/Love's Dart" Django Django
2010 "WOR"
2011 "Waveforms"
2012 "Default" 100 22
"Hail Bop"
"Storm"
2015 "First Light" Born Under Saturn
"Reflections"
"Beginning to Fade"
"Shake and Tremble"
"First Light" 172

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Simpson, Dave. "Django Django: ‘After our first album, everything went nuts’". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  2. ^ Wright, Scott (26 January 2009). "Django Django – A Band So Good They Named It Twice – Pinglewood". Nme.Com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Campion, Freddie (2012) "Band of the Week: Django Django", Vogue.com, 8 October 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013
  4. ^ "Django Django - Django Django album review". Is This Music?. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "django django on Twitter: "have a listen . new music from django family members 'GULP'.. bliss.". Twitter.com. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Django Django WOR". YouTube.com. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  7. ^ Diver, Mike (23 January 2012). "Music - Review of Django Django - Django Django". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Earls, John (17 October 2011). "Django Django - Waveforms: Single review". Daily Star. UK: Northern and Shell Media Publications. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Wright, Danny (17 October 2011). "Django Django – Waveforms | Single Reviews | DIY". Thisisfakediy.co.uk. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (15 December 2011). "Django Django: 'Default' / Walls Remix | Tracks". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Aveyard, Gareth (7 January 2012). "This week's new singles | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Riley, Marc (18 October 2011). "Radio 6 Music Programmes - Marc Riley, Django Django". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "2012-02-11 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". The Official UK Charts Company. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  14. ^ Hann, Michael (27 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django – review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Django Django - 'Django Django'". Nme.Com. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2012". rollingstone.com. 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "NME 50 Best Albums of 2012". nme.com. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  18. ^ Timothy Monger. "Born Under Saturn - Django Django | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  19. ^ "2012 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive 11th February 2012". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  20. ^ Ryan, Gavin (9 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Are Still No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Django Django discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Django Django discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Palmarès 2013 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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