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14 Best Songs of the Last Three Weeks: Casper Clausen, Kiwi Jr., RINSE, Sleaford Mods, and More

Plus Kevin Morby, Crowded House, Django Django, and a Wrap-up of the Last Three Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 13, 2020

Welcome to the 42nd Songs of the Week of 2020. We haven’t done a Songs of the Week in three weeks. Because of last week’s presidential election there were hardly any new songs of note released and we were too on edge awaiting the outcome to be decided to focus on new music. The week before was the run up to Halloween and there were certainly some worthy songs then, but for whatever reason we didn’t get Songs of the Week finished in time and abandoned it. So this week’s Songs of the Week covers the last three weeks, but mainly songs from this week and two weeks ago. More

Django Django Announce New Album, Share Video for Title Track “Glowing in the Dark”

Glowing in the Dark Due Out February 12, 2021 via Because Music

Nov 12, 2020

Django Django have announced a new album, Glowing in the Dark, and shared its title track, via a video for it. Glowing in the Dark is due out February 12, 2021 via Because Music. One song on the album features Charlotte GainsbourgMore

Oct 14, 2020

Django Django shared a new song, “Spirals,” in September. Now they have shared a remix of the song by MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser), who stretch out the song to nearly eight minutes. It was shared via a Gemma Yin-directed video. More

Django Django Share New Song “The Ark”

The B-Side to “Spirals”

Oct 09, 2020

Django Django have shared a new song “The Ark.” The instrumental track is the B-side to “Spirals,” a new song the band shared in September.  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Jesse Kivel, Doves, Django Django, Janelle Monáe, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Seamus Fogarty, This Is the Kit, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 11, 2020

Welcome to the 36th Songs of the Week of 2020. This week’s list is a supersized one, with 12 instead of 10 songs (and last week we only had eight), which is surprising considering Monday was the Labor Day holiday here in America, meaning few new songs were shared that day. More

Django Django Share Video For New Song “Spirals”

The Band’s First New Song in Two Years

Sep 10, 2020

Django Django are back with a new song, “Spirals,” shared via a kaleidoscopic video. It’s the band’s first new song in almost two years, since 2018’s Winter’s Beach EP and their third album, Marble Skies, also released in 2018 via Ribbon Music.  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

Django Django Announce New EP, Share Video For New Song “Swimming At Night”

Winter’s Beach EP Due Out October 12 via Ribbon Music

Sep 13, 2018

Django Django released their third album, Marble Skies, back in January via Ribbon Music. Now they have announced a brand new EP, Winter's Beach, and shared a video for its first single, "Swimming At Night." More

Belle and Sebastian Announce The Boaty Weekender Lineup, Including a Reunited Camera Obscura

Floating Festival on a Cruise Ship Also Includes Alvvays, Mogwai, Japanese Breakfast, Django Django, Tracyanne & Danny, Kelly Lee Owens, and More

Sep 05, 2018

Back in February Scotland's Belle and Sebastian told fans they were considering launching a Belle and Sebastian cruise in 2019 and wanted their fans' opinions on it via a survey on their website. Then in May the band announced The Boaty Weekender, a floating festival to set sale from Barcelona to Sardinia and back again on August 8-12, 2019. Now Belle and Sebastian have announced the initial line-up. Most notably, it features Camera Obscura, who are making their return to performing live for the first time since the 2015 death of the band's Carey Lander from cancer. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Django Django Share “Surface to Air” Remix EP

Song Features Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor (aka Self Esteem); EP Has Remixes by Lunice, Nightwaves 6am, and Body In The Thames

Mar 19, 2018

Django Django released their third album, Marble Skies, back in January via Ribbon Music. Now they have shared a remix EP for one of the album's highlights, "Surface to Air" (which they previously shared a video for). The song features the guest vocals of Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor (going under the name Self Esteem) and the EP features remixes by LuniceNightwaves 6am, and Body In The ThamesMore

Django Django Share “Surface to Air” Video Featuring Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor (aka Self Esteem)

Marble Skies Out Now via Ribbon Music, West Coast Tour Dates Announced

Jan 30, 2018

Django Django released their third albumMarble Skies, last Friday via Ribbon Music. Now they have shared a video for one of the album's highlights, "Surface to Air." The song features the guest vocals of Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor (going under the name Self Esteem) and she also stars in the video, singing the song in various outfits and settings as the sun goes down.  More

Coachella 2018 Announces Lineup Featuring Beyoncé, The War on Drugs, St. Vincent, and More

Plus The Weeknd, Eminem, Fleet Foxes, alt-J, Perfume Genius, Moses Sumney, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Japanese Breakfast, and Others

Jan 03, 2018

Coachella has announced the lineup for their 2018 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday April 13 and 20 is headlined by The Weeknd, Saturday April 14 and 21 is headlined by Beyoncé, and Sunday April 15 and 22 is headlined by Eminem. More

Django Django Share Colorful Pop Art Video for New Song “In Your Beat”

Marble Skies Due Out January 26, 2018 via Ribbon Music

Nov 28, 2017

Django Django are releasing their third albumMarble Skies, on January 26, 2018 via Ribbon Music. Previously they shared its first single, "Tic Tac Toe," via a video for the song. Now they have shared another song from the album, "In Your Beat," via its video.  More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Jones, and More

Plus Fischerspooner, Django Django, Belle and Sebastian, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 13, 2017

Last week we didn't do a Songs of the Week post simply because there truly were hardly any new tracks worth considering for it. But this week there was a wealth of exciting new music. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week. Check out the full list below. More

Oct 10, 2017

Back in August Django Django previously kinda announced their third album, Marble Skies, via an article in the British music magazine Mojo, which the band shared on Instagram. But now they have officially announced the album and shared its first single, "Tic Tac Toe," via a video for the song. Marble Skies is due out January 26 via Ribbon Music. More

Django Django Announce Third Album

Marble Skies to Feature Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor and Metronomy's Anna Prior

Jul 31, 2017

Django Django have announced their third album via an article in the British music magazine Mojo, which the band shared on Instagram. The album is titled Marble Skies, although there is some confusion as to when it's due out (the text of the article says October, but a sidebar says it's not due until January 2018).  More

Watch: Django Django - “Pause Repeat” Video

Born Under Saturn Out Now via Ribbon Music

Aug 25, 2015

Django Django videos tend to be fairly creative and much more fun than just the band performing the song in some studio somewhere. Their new video for "Pause Repeat" is no exception.  More

Jul 21, 2015

Django Django's first North American tour dates in honor of their impressive, and perhaps a little underrated, sophomore album, Born Under Saturn, kick off this week.  More

May 28, 2015

Django Django have presented the official music video of "Shake and Tremble," the latest single off the band's new sophomore album, Born Under Saturn. More

Django Django Announce North American Tour

Supporting New Album, Born Under Saturn

May 05, 2015

Releasing their brand new album Born Under Saturn today, Scottish four-piece Django Django have announced plans for a North American tour this summer. More

Watch: Django Django as Modern Art Sculptures in “Reflections” Video

Born Under Saturn Out Next Week, Stream It Now via iTunes First Play

Apr 28, 2015

Django Django's impressive sophomore album, Born Under Saturn, has 13 tracks and is nearly an hour long, so there's been plenty of material to tease fans with prior to its release while easily avoiding showing the full monty.  More

Apr 20, 2015

Django Django has released the video for "Beginning to Fade," the third song released from their upcoming album Born Under Saturn, due out May 5 via Ribbon Music.  More

Under the Radar Announces April/May Issue with Tame Impala on the Cover

Issue 53 Also Includes Interviews with Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Psychocandy, Father John Misty, Charlie Cox of Marvel's: Daredevil, Domhnall Gleeson, Courtney Barnett, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the April/May 2015 issue, which is about to hit newsstands. It features Tame Impala on the cover. Actor Charlie Cox talks about his starring role in the new Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil. We interview The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Creation Records' founder Alan McGee about the 30th anniversary of the Scottish band's iconic debut album, 1985's Psychocandy. The issue also includes interviews with Death Cab For Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Domhnall Gleeson of Ex Machina, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Laura Marling, Django Django, Will Butler, Purity Ring, San Fermin, TORRES, Twin Shadow, Matthew E. White, Amason, Jacco Gardner, Tobias Jesso Jr., Petite Noir, Natalie Prass, SOAK, and more. More

Listen: Django Django - “Reflections”

Born Under Saturn Due Out May 5

Mar 17, 2015

Scotland's Django Django have shared "Reflections," the latest track taken from their forthcoming LP Born Under Saturn. More

Feb 25, 2015

Django Django have premiered a brand new music video featuring their single "First Light." More

Feb 16, 2015

Scottish four-piece Django Django have announced the release of their sophomore LP, Born Under Saturn. More

Listen: Django Django - “First Light”

New Song Off Upcoming Album

Jan 12, 2015

Releasing their self-titled debut in 2012, Scottish four-piece Django Django are readying the arrival of their sophomore LP sometime this year. More

Listen: Django Django Cover The Monkees and Chad Valley Covers Frankie Knuckles

Also Cloud Control Cover Fatboy Slim and Bleeding Rainbow Cover Smashing Pumpkins

Apr 15, 2014

Various established and rising indie artists have taken it upon themselves to deliver a number of unexpected covers this week.  More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Mar 18, 2013

Currently taking part in their first nationwide tour across North America, British four-piece Django Django have premiered a death-defying music video for their debut record's latest single "WOR." More

Jan 07, 2013

Still riding high from the success of their much-lauded debut record, Django Django have come forward to premiere a relaxed music video for their track "Hand of Man." More

Dec 21, 2012

Arguably the breakthrough indie band of 2012, Scottish art rock four-piece Django Django consists of David Maclean (drummer, producer), Vincent Neff (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Dixon (bass), and Tommy Grace (synths). More

Listen: Egyptian Hip Hop Cover Django Django’s “Love’s Dart”

Both Bands Playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Dec. 21

Dec 18, 2012

Perhaps due to the fact that they will be sharing a bill at Shepherd's Bushs Empire in London breakthrough indie rock quartet Egyptian Hip Hop have posted a cover of Django Django's "Love Dart," one of the standout tracks off the Scottish group's self-titled debut. More

Django Django Announce 2013 Tour

Also Check out Video and Remix of "Life's a Beach"

Dec 06, 2012

Supporting their Mercury Prize-nominated debut album, Django Django have announced an extensive country-hopping tour starting later this month. More

Sep 12, 2012

Django Django, Jessie Ware, Richard Hawley, alt-J, Field Music are among the names announced as part of this year's nominees for the Mercury Prize. More

Aug 24, 2012

With members Dave Maclean and Vincent Neff providing the commentary, Scottish indie pop foursome Django Django have offered up an informative video giving some track-by-track explanation and insight into the songs that will appear on their self-titled debut. More

Jul 24, 2012

Django Django, one of the UK's rising musical acts, has announced that they will release their self-titled debut in the U.S. this coming Sept. 25 on Ribbon Music, with an exclusive digital release on iTunes on Aug. 14. More

Check Out Photos from The Great Escape Festival 2012 - Grimes, EMA, Django Django, and more

Plus: Beth Jeans Houghton, Porcelain Raft, Slow Club, and others in Brighton, England

May 18, 2012

The eighth annual Great Escape Festival took place last weekend in Brighton, U.K., with many amazing bands gracing the local stages in the charming seaside English town. Here's a gallery of photos from the festival, including photos of GrimesEMABeth Jeans HoughtonDjango DjangoSlow ClubWhen Saints Go Machine, Porcelain Raft, and others. More

May 09, 2012

Last night U.K. quartet Django Django made an appearance on their homeland's popular late-night program Later... with Jools Holland, performing the track "Default" off their their excellent, self-titled debut. More

Apr 05, 2012

Check out the retrotastic clip for Django Django’s “Storm.” More

Mar 22, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

Check Out Photos from Friday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including of Montreal, Deerhoof, Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera, Lost in the Trees and Django Django

Mar 20, 2012

Check out photos from Friday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of Django DjangoLost in the TreesCymbals Eat GuitarsLa SeraDeerhoof and of Montreal. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern.  More

Greetings from Django Django at Under the Radar’s SXSW 2012 Party

Checking in From Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas

Mar 16, 2012

Django Django check in from the Under the Radar SXSW Party in Austin, Texas. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Django Django – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 08, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Django Django. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More


May 08, 2018

"For the next record we should get together in a room, play the songs, record them in a couple of takes, and then go out on the road and play it how it is. That's what bands are meant to do, but we've never really done it," says Dave Maclean, producer and drummer for Django Django. More

Django Django

Supernatural Inspiration

Oct 01, 2015

It was a dark (and possibly stormy) night. The members of London-based Django Djangodrummer/producer Dave Maclean, singer/guitarist Vinnie Neff, bassist Jim Dixon, and keyboardist   Tommy Gracewere recording at Angelic, an old barn that had been converted into a residential studio.  More

Scottish Musicians Speak Out on Today’s Scottish Independence Referendum Vote

Members of Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Django Django, Frightened Rabbit, Ladytron, The Pastels, The Twilight Sad, The Vaselines, and Others on if They Are Voting Yes or No

Sep 18, 2014

Today is a historic day in Scotland as it is the day the nation votes on the Scottish Independence Referendum. The people of Scotland get to vote on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom and have Scotland become its own country. Here various Scottish musicians weigh in on the subject. More

Scotland Week: David Maclean of Django Django

"I'm not suggesting that creating an independent Scotland will be an easy ride.... But for me running our own country is a no brainier." - David Maclean

Sep 08, 2014

For this Scotland Week interview we talk to David Maclean of Django Django. The band might be based in London (where they officially formed in 2009), but Django Django's members met at the Edinburgh College of Art and Maclean is a Scottish native. In fact, Maclean's older brother, John Maclean, was in the iconic late-'90s/early '00s experimental indie rock Scottish group The Beta Band, a clear influence on Django Django's art rock.  More

Django Django

Good Hype and Bad Hype

Dec 21, 2012

Arguably the breakthrough indie band of 2012, Scottish art rock four-piece Django Django consists of David Maclean (drummer, producer), Vincent Neff (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Dixon (bass), and Tommy Grace (synths). They were recently nominated for and subsequently only narrowly missed out on the prestigious Mercury Music Prize back home in the U.K. More


Marble Skies

Marble Skies

Ribbon Music

Jan 31, 2018

The success of Django Django's debut self-titled record put the U.K. band in a bit of a predicament. Because their idiosyncratic blend of indie rock, surf rock, world music, and psychedelia was so fine-tuned, it seemed unlikely that they could follow it up with something equally successful, no matter what direction they went.  More

Born Under Saturn

Born Under Saturn


Apr 30, 2015

Hard to believe it's already been three years since London-based psych band Django Django released their self-titled debut. Their eclectic mixture of sun-drenched sonic bursts, primal beats, and spacey melodies still stands out as a uniquely original effort.  More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Recap: Niki & The Dove, The Drums, Chairlift, of Montreal and More

Mar 23, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than Under the Radar's three day parties at The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More