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Edinburgh indie band Django Django have today announced details of their new album, Marble Skies, which is set to be released in January.
After their 2012 Mercury Prize nominated debut and 2015’s Top 20 follow-up Born Under Saturn, the Edinburgh Art College-formed band are back exploring new sounds with their third longplayer.
Today, the album launches with first single Tic Tac Toe (listen below), a rousing, trippy upbeat rock track with an enormous echoing hookline which will excite fans of the band’s rockabilly-influenced elements.
The accompanying video for Tic Tac Toe was directed by John Maclean, brother of Djangos’ drummer/producer David Maclean and director of the critically acclaimed modernist western Slow West.
It depicts vocalist/guitarist Vincent Neff enjoying a rapid-fire day-trip to Hastings, which takes a turn into the surreal and sinister when a ghost train puts him on a collision course with a grim reaper inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal.
As John Maclean explains: “The film could be about the fading era of the beach arcades, time moving too fast, love and games, horror and happiness but it is actually about a man who needs to go buy a pint of milk to make a cup of tea.”
Fans can catch Django Django live in Paris or Edinburgh this autumn:
23rd – Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique (LesinRocks festival)
25th – Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms (Alternative Peers’ Ball)
Listen to lead single Tic Tac Toe below.