Django Django

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Django Django
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Django Django performing 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 rock group based in London, England.

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.[1][2] David Maclean is the brother of musician and director John Maclean (formerly of cult Scottish group The Beta Band,[3]) and cousin of singer Lindsey Leven,[4] (who performs with Guto Pryce in the band Gulp). Gulp supported Django Django on tour in 2012-2013.

"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'.[5]

Django Django[edit]

Because Music released the band's self-titled debut album on 30 January 2012.[6] The album featured already released singles "Waveforms"[7][8] and "Default".[9][10][11] The debut album reached number 33 on the UK album charts in the first week of release[12] and was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize.

Critical acclaim for Django Django[edit]

The Guardian gave the album 5 stars out of 5[13] whilst NME rated the album 8 out 10.[14] Tuppence Magazine gave the album 4.5 out of 5, describing it as "a new modern classic" referencing the innovative use of African polyrhythms (an interweaving of at least two contrasting rhythm patterns at the same time), and what it calls "a flick switch of variation throughout the album".[15]

Rolling Stone voted the album at #26 in its 50 Best Albums of 2012.[16]

NME voted the album at #10 in its 50 Best Albums of 2012.[17]

Blitz, a Portuguese music magazine, voted the album at #1 in its "Best 2012 Albums" edition.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Django Django

33
[18]

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 (FLA) BEL (WAL)
2009 "Storm/Love's Dart" Django Django
2010 "WOR"
2011 "Waveforms"
2012 "Default" 100 22
"Hail Bop"
"Storm"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, Scott (26 January 2009). "Django Django – A Band So Good They Named It Twice – Pinglewood". Nme.Com. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Campion, Freddie (2012) "Band of the Week: Django Django", Vogue.com, 8 October 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013
  3. ^ "Django Django - Django Django album review". Is This Music?. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/thedjangos/status/197375788117532672
  5. ^ Django Django: 'Wor' video
  6. ^ Diver, Mike (23 January 2012). "Music - Review of Django Django - Django Django". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Earls, John (17 October 2011). "Django Django - Waveforms: Single review". Daily Star. UK: Northern and Shell Media Publications. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Wright, Danny (17 October 2011). "Django Django – Waveforms | Single Reviews | DIY". Thisisfakediy.co.uk. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (15 December 2011). "Django Django: 'Default' / Walls Remix | Tracks". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Aveyard, Gareth (7 January 2012). "This week's new singles | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Riley, Marc (18 October 2011). "Radio 6 Music Programmes - Marc Riley, Django Django". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "2012-02-11 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". The Official UK Charts Company. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  13. ^ Hann, Michael (27 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django – review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Django Django - 'Django Django'". Nme.Com. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 7  February 2012. 
  15. ^ "Django Django album review". Tuppence Magazine. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 26 April 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. ^ "2012 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive 11th February 2012". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 6 February 2012.