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The quartet, who met at art


school in Edinburgh, produced the album in their flat and Maclean is proud of the journey to its comple- tion. “Getting the album out and getting it back to the studio when the first batch of vinyl came in was pretty special, it had been quite of a struggle to get to that point.” Django Django are an act that


ON THE RADAR DJANGO DJANGO


Recently nominated for a Mercury Prize, Django Django’s eponymous debut album has been racking up acclaim since its January release. Speaking to Music Week about receiving the honour, band drum-


mer and producer Dave Maclean remains modest: “It’s kind of weird. I think of the other bands as ‘proper bands’ and don’t quite see us as in that limelight. But it’s great to be considered.”


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are adamant about retaining cre- ative control - so they were happy to sign Because Music: “It really seemed like the perfect label for us,” says Maclean. “True to their word they let us


get on with the album and said ‘phone us when it’s finished’ and that was it really.” Describing the group’s sound, Maclean says they want to make


interesting pop music”, citing the Beach Boys as an influence on their electro-pop-meets-rockabilly sound. Honing their live repertoire, the


band recently played Bestival - a highlight for Maclean. Forthcoming performances include support slots for Hot Chip, who the band have been likened to, before they head out on a headline UK tour. They’re working with artist Kim Coleman (who directed their video to Waveforms), to produce visuals for the home series of gigs. Next single Life’s A Beach is out


October 30, and Maclean describes it as an “homage to surf culture and music.” Looking forward, he admits that


the direction for the second album is undecided as yet and the band’s


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RELEASES October 30 Single: Life’s A Beach January 30 Album: Django Django LABEL Because Music Jane Third 02072293000 MANAGEMENT Mikey Stirton LIVE October UK Tour Sat 20-Wed 31 November Thu 01 Heaven, London December Fri 21 Shepherds Bush Empire, London


hope is to start work on it next year. Until then Django Django will clock up gigs on home shores and across the Atlantic in Los Angeles and Chicago too.


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