Django Django

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Django Django
Django Django live in Leicester in August 2012
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 Northern Irish art rock band based in London, England. Formed in 2009, the band has released four studio albums starting with their self-titled debut in 2012.[1] Their latest album Glowing in the Dark was released on 12 February 2021.

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] and "Default".[10][11][12] The debut album reached number 33 on the UK album charts in the first week of release.[13] 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,[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]

The band's second full length album, Born Under Saturn, was released on 4 May 2015.[18]

Marble Skies[edit]

The band's third full length album, Marble Skies, was released on 26 January 2018.[19] Their song Tic Tac Toe also featured in the EA Sports soccer game, FIFA 18. On 12 October 2018 the band released the Winter's Beach EP.[20]

Glowing in the Dark[edit]

On 12 November 2020, the band announced their fourth studio album, Glowing in the Dark, would be released on 12 February 2021, and released the title track.[21]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[22]
AUS
[23]
BEL
[24]
FRA
[25]
IRL
[26]
NED
[27]
SCO
[28]
SWI
[29]
US
Heat

[30]
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
Glowing in the Dark
  • Released: 12 February 2021
  • Label: Because Music, Ribbon Music
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
68 7
"—" 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
UK
Sales

[32]
AUS BEL
[24]
FRA
[25]
JPN
[33]
MEX
[34]
NED
[27]
2009 "Storm/Love's Dart" 105 Django Django
2010 "WOR" 68
2011 "Waveforms" 45
2012 "Default" 49 100 22 97 71
"Hail Bop" 134 49
"Storm" 12
"Life's a Beach"[35] 43
2014 "Porpoise Song" 49 Late Night Tales: Django Django
2015 "First Light" 7 102 172 36 Born Under Saturn
"Reflections" 135
"Beginning to Fade" 42
"Shake and Tremble" 40
2017 "Tic Tac Toe" Marble Skies
"In Your Beat" 56 44
2020 "Spirals"[36] 27 Glowing In The Dark
"Glowing In The Dark"[37] 62

Other charting songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
MEX
[34]
2016 "4000 Years" 42 Born Under Saturn

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Simpson, Dave. "Django Django: 'After our first album, everything went nuts'". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  2. ^ Wright, Scott (26 January 2009). "Django Django – A Band So Good They Named It Twice – Pinglewood". Nme.Com. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ Campion, Freddie (2012) "Band of the Week: Django Django", Vogue.com, 8 October 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2022
  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. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Django Django WOR". YouTube.com. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  8. ^ Diver, Mike (23 January 2012). "Music - Review of Django Django - Django Django". BBC. 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". Official 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 6 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Marble Skies - Django Django | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Django Django Announce New Album 'Glowing In The Dark'". Clash. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  22. ^ "Django Django" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  23. ^ Ryan, Gavin (9 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth Are Still No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  24. ^ a b
  25. ^ a b "Django Django discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  26. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Django Django". irishcharts.com. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  27. ^ a b "Django Django discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  28. ^ Peaks in Scotland:
  29. ^ "Django Django in der Schweizer Hitparade". Hit Parade. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  30. ^ "Django Django - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  31. ^ "Palmarès 2013 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  32. ^ Peaks in UK Physical Singles Chart:
  33. ^ "Django Django – Chart History: Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  34. ^ a b "Django Django – Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  35. ^ "Life's a Beach - Single (Remixes) by Django Django on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  36. ^ "Spirals - Single by Django Django on Apple Music". Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via Apple Music.
  37. ^ "Glowing In The Dark by Django Django on Apple Music". Retrieved 29 November 2020 – via Apple Music.

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