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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
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Django Django are releasing their third album, Marble 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. SKG (Sophie Koko-Gate) directed the clip with art direction by Brodie Kaman. The pop art-inspired video features a colorful collage of different images and goes well with the upbeat and dance-y song. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Django Django’s producer/drummer David Maclean had this to say about the “In Your Beat” video: “I found Brodie’s work online and was a big fan of his graphic style and his influences from rave flyers and DIY punk aesthetics. I had the idea that we could make his posters into a video and bring them to life. He was into the idea so we brought Sophie on board to animate his mocked up posters and bring the band into his 2D poster world.”

In late 2016 three-fourths of Django Django-all except David Maclean, so Vincent Neff (vocalist/guitarist), Jimmy Dixon (bass), and Tommy Grace (synths)-spent 10 days at Urchin Studios in Tottenham, London with Metronomy’s drummer, Anna Prior, to “experiment with new material,” which was then sent to Maclean in Scotland to play around with. Then the full band later entered a small London studio to formally record the album.

The album features Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor singing lead vocals on “Surface to Air” and that Metronomy’s Anna Prior filled in for Maclean while he took a break from the band for three months due to exhaustion. Miami Vice composer Jan Hammer is also featured, kind of. Keyboardist Tommy Grace re-performed a piano part from “The Seventh Day” (from Hammer’s 1975 album First Seven Days). Hammer objected, saying Grace hadn’t played it correctly, but eventually relented.

Marble Skies is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 sophomore album, Born Under Saturn, and their 2012-released Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled debut.

Read our 2012 interview with Django Django and our 2015 interview with the band.

Django Django Tour Dates:

Mon. Feb. 26 - Dundee, UK @ Fat Sams
Tue. Feb. 27 - Aberdeen, UK @ The Garage
Thu. Mar. 1 - Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Fri. Mar. 2 - Dublin, IE @ The Tivoli
Sat. Mar. 3 - Leeds, UK @ The Church
Mon. Mar. 5 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Tue. Mar. 6 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
Wed. Mar. 7 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Fri. Mar. 9 - Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Sat. Mar. 10 - Paris, FR @ La Cigale
Mon. Mar. 12 - Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Tue. Mar. 13 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Thu. Mar. 15 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Fri. Mar. 16 - Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
Sat. Mar. 17 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Mon. Mar. 19 - Lille, FR @ Aeronef
Tue. Mar. 20 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Wed. Mar. 21 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Fri. Mar. 23 - London, UK @ The Printworks
Sat. Mar. 24 - Bristol, UK @ SWX

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