Django Django - Biography
Djano Django is a British psych-pop quartet which was nominated for a Mercury Prize for their 2012 debut album. The foursome - David Maclean (drums), Jimmy Dixon (bass), Tommy Grace (synths), and Vincent Neff (vocals, guitar) - met in art school in Edinburgh, Scotland and reconnected in London. Maclean, the producer and de facto leader of the band, is also the younger brother of the Beta Band's keyboardist/sampler player, John Maclean.
Django Django released their first single, “Storm” / ”Love’s Dart,” in 2009 and then took a three year break to work on their debut full-length. The self-titled debut album, released in the UK in January 2012 on the French label Because and released in the US in October 2012 on Ribbon Records, is an eclectic, dancey, adventurous mix rooted in each member's love of their parents' record collections. Django Django was critically well-received: The Guardian gave it 5 stars (out of 5), NME voted it tenth in its 50 Best Albums of 2012 list, Rolling Stone placed it at #26 on its 50 Best Albums of 2012 list, and it was nominated for the coveted Mercury Prize for Album of the Year.
2013 looks to be a very busy year for Django Django. The band headlined the NME Awards Tour in February, completed a North American tour in March and will spend the summer playing the festival circuit, including Field Day in London, Glastonbury in Somerset, the Pitch Festival in Amsterdam, and many others.