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Friday, 11 October 2019

Django Django

I picked up Django Django the 2012 debut album by the band of the same name in a St Andrews charity shot.
I had it in my head that they were from Edinburgh and that they played jingly jangly pop music.I got it about a third right.
They did indeed meet at Edinburgh College of Art but only formed the band after moving to that London.
I got the jingly jangly bit totally wrong.
Apparantly they are an Art rock band. No, me neither. I am told that Art rock is
is a sub genre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, or which makes use of modernist,experimental, or unconventional elements. Art rock aspires to elevate rock from entertainment to an artistic statement, opting for a more experimental and conceptual outlook on music. Influences may be drawn from genres such as experimental rock,avant-garde music, classical music and jazz

Avant-garde? Check  me!
Sounds more electronica to me with synths and drum machines to the fore.
Not normally the kind of stuff I go for and after a first listen I was ready to offload it. I've mellowed slightly after a second listen

Django Django - Hail Bop

Django Django - Skies Over Cairo


  1. Persevere, it is quite splendid!

  2. How funny - Shaun Keaveny played Hail Bop on 6 Music this afternoon! I thought to myself, I bet he's been reading CCM....

  3. More art pop than art rock I'd say. And very good too.


  4. Ah yes, second listens. 'In my great and unmatched wisdom' second listens are regrettable, third listens inadvisable, 4th listens inexcusable and 5th listens usually fatal - you'll end up liking almost anything. That's the problem with being liberal (small l) isn't it? I speak as a victim many times over.