Django Django

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Django Django
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Django Django live in Leicester in August 2012
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresArt rock, neo-psychedelia, electronic rock, electronica, indie rock, progressive rock
Years active2009–present
LabelsBecause Music
Websitewww.djangodjango.co.uk
MembersDavid 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. They have released a self-titled studio album in 2012, followed up by Born Under Saturn, released on 4 May 2015.[1] The band's third album Marble Skies was released on 26 January 2018.

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 son of artist Marian Leven, brother of musician and director John Maclean and cousin of singer Lindsey Leven who performs with Guto Pryce in the band Gulp.[4][5][6] Maclean and Grace are Scottish; Neff is originally from Northern Ireland while 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.[7]

Django Django[edit]

Because Music released the band's self-titled debut album on 30 January 2012.[8] The album featured already released singles "Waveforms"[9][10] and "Default".[11][12][13] The debut album reached number 33 on the UK album charts in the first week of release.[14] It was then nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. Their song "Hail Bop" was featured in the football video game by EA Sports, FIFA 13 and "Waveforms" in Grand Theft Auto V. The album received considerable critical acclaim,[15][16] and featured in the end-of-year lists of both Rolling Stone [17] and the NME.[18] 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]

The band's second full length album, Born Under Saturn, was released on 4 May 2015.[19]

Marble Skies[edit]

The band's third full length album, Marble Skies, was released on 26 January 2018.[20]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[21]
AUS
[22]
BEL
[23]
FRA
[24]
IRL
[25]
NED
[26]
SCO
[27]
SWI
[28]
US
Heat

[29]
Django Django 33 60 26 68 63 43 26 13
Born Under Saturn
  • Released: 4 May 2015
  • Label: Because Music, Ribbon Music
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
15 56 55 34 31 60 11 57 9
Marble Skies
  • Released: 26 January 2018
  • Label: Because Music, Ribbon Music
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
20 95 66 120 12 19
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Remix albums[edit]

Title Album details
Hi Djinx! Django Django Remixed

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS BEL
[23]
FRA
[24]
JPN
[31]
NED
[26]
2009 "Storm/Love's Dart" 105 Django Django
2010 "WOR"
2011 "Waveforms"
2012 "Default" 100 22 97 71
"Hail Bop" 134
"Storm"
2015 "First Light" 102 172 Born Under Saturn
"Reflections" 135
"Beginning to Fade"
"Shake and Tremble"
2017 "Tic Tac Toe" Marble Skies
"In Your Beat"

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. ^ "Stark Talk: Marian Leven and Will Maclean". BBC News. BBC. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Django Django - Django Django album review". Is This Music?. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  6. ^ "django django on Twitter: "have a listen . new music from django family members 'GULP'.. bliss". Twitter.com. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  7. ^ "Django Django WOR". YouTube.com. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  8. ^ Diver, Mike (23 January 2012). "Music - Review of Django Django - Django Django". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  9. ^ Earls, John (17 October 2011). "Django Django - Waveforms: Single review". Daily Star. UK: Northern and Shell Media Publications. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  10. ^ Wright, Danny (17 October 2011). "Django Django – Waveforms | Single Reviews | DIY". Thisisfakediy.co.uk. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  11. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (15 December 2011). "Django Django: 'Default' / Walls Remix | Tracks". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  12. ^ Aveyard, Gareth (7 January 2012). "This week's new singles | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  13. ^ Riley, Marc (18 October 2011). "Radio 6 Music Programmes - Marc Riley, Django Django". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  14. ^ "2012-02-11 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". The Official UK Charts Company. 11 February 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  15. ^ Hann, Michael (27 January 2012). "Django Django: Django Django – review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  16. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Django Django - 'Django Django'". Nme.Com. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  17. ^ "Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2012". rollingstone.com. 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  18. ^ "NME 50 Best Albums of 2012". nme.com. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  19. ^ Timothy Monger. "Born Under Saturn - Django Django | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  20. ^ "Marble Skies - Django Django | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  21. ^ "Django Django" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  22. ^ Ryan, Gavin (9 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Are Still No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  23. ^ a b
  24. ^ a b "Django Django discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  25. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Django Django". irishcharts.com. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  26. ^ a b "Django Django discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  27. ^ Peaks in Scotland:
  28. ^ "Django Django in der Schweizer Hitparade". Hit Parade. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  29. ^ "Django Django - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  30. ^ "Palmarès 2013 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  31. ^ "Django Django – Chart History: Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 1, 2017.

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