Django Django release their new album 'Born Under Saturn' in May.
Having already teased the record with new song First Light – and its remix by Swamp 81 producer Mickey Pearce – this is the Edinburgh-hailing band's second album, following their self-titled debut in 2012.
Their debut was a serious success story, seeing the band grow from a modest bedroom psychedelic pop group to an internationally touring outfit playing to thousands of people on their tour dates. 'Born Under Saturn' reflects this growth.
"When we were writing the lyrics there were lots of references to rebirth, turning a new page and starting something again," says drummer and producer Dave Maclean in a press release, "I guess that’s something we all felt."
Since the release of their debut, the band have been scattered around undertaking various creative endeavours. Maclean went to Mali with Africa Express, while he and keyboardist Tommy Grace worked on a score for a Royal Shakespeare Company production. Jimmy Neff and Jim Dixon worked with artist Haroom Mirza at the Stromboli Arts Festival. The band also wrote a song for the film Slow West, which won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance, and started the Kick & Clap label.
Recorded at their studio in East London's Netil House as well as Angelic Studios in Banbury, 'Born Under Saturn's songwriting was split four ways while Maclean handled production. Lyrics deal with subject matters like Faustian pacts (Found You), crime and betrayal (Shot Down), and writer's block (Beginning To Fade).
The band will tour throughtout summer, tickets for which go on sale from February 19th and can be bought here.
Django Django 'Born Under Saturn' tracklist:
02. Shake and Tremble
03. Found You
04. First Light
05. Pause Repeat
08. Shot Down
09. High Moon
10. Beginning to Fade
11. 4000 Years
12. Break the Glass
13. Life We Know
Django Django live dates:
February 14th: The Wardrobe (warm-up show), Leeds
February 15th: Liquid Rooms (warm-up show), Edinburgh
February 21st: BBC 6Music Festival, Tyneside
May 2nd: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
May 3rd: Live at Glasgow
May 13th: Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
May 14th: The Plug, Sheffield
May 15th: The Great Escape at The Corn Exchange (NME presents), Brighton
May 18th: Waterfront / UAE, Norwich
May 19th: KOKO, London
May 21st: The O2 Academy, Bristol
May 22nd: Warwick Arts Centre Butterworth Hall, Warwick
May 23rd: Cathedral, Manchester
May 30th: We Love Green, Paris
June 6th: Field Day Festival, London
August 22nd: Dockville Festival, Hamburg
August 23rd: Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen
September 4th: End of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens UK
Because Music release 'Born Under Saturn' on May 5th 2015 (pre-order).