Over the past few weeks, if you're a regular listener to the radio, you may have been alerted by some clunky pots-'n'-pans drumming and the following catchy simplistic refrain, "you wanna go, you always wanna go, you wanna go somewhere you don't know". The song in question is "Storm" by Django Django and it's included in this article [that's it, just over there on the right - Ed] and while not the band's finest example of their art, it is a natty little tune that builds into a mind-muzzling crescendo, before employing a country-rock style guitar hook throughout. The video won't win any awards for innovation, but the song and its accompanying parent album, the debut self-titled double released earlier this year, might. I predict at least a Mercury nomination.
Musically embedded somewhere within the realms of Talking Heads (early), Liquid Liquid (some), Hot Chip (the less dancey stuff) and Wire (Mute-era), Django Django have previously issued a small handful of singles and the aforementioned long-player, garnering rave reviews and an ever-growing admiring queue of interested punters. "Hail-Bop" seemed to start the ball rolling, "Default" continued the interest and a slot on an otherwise drab Later... with Jools Holland episode livened up a dull Tuesday night. The latter song has notched up over 600,000 views on You Tube, which suggests that they'll sell out at least a few of their upcoming shows.
From next week the band will begin performing a run of shows across the UK, including York on Monday, Dundee, Leeds (sold out), Cambridge (sold out), Derry and Belfast, before hitting a few festivals including Bestival, Latitude and T in the Park. Once these are out of the way, there is the prospect of more newly-announced gigs in the autumn, starting with Norwich on 20th October and continuing to Sheffield, Manchester etc until two already sold-out stints at London's Heaven. Fear not capital fans - there's a brand new show announced for Shepherd's Bush, but that one is on 21st December.
Ticket prices for the autumn shows range from £10 to £15