Django Django

Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 12:54 | Category : Good new stuff
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It’s shaping up to be a good year for old Beta Band fans. Not only do we have the long-awaited return of Steve Mason. And surely we’re due another Aliens album? But even better than these, we have Django Django. Since the various members of the great defunct outfit won’t be wanting to retread former glories, there’s no other band out there channeling prime-era Betas as brilliantly as Django Django. I’m sure they’re tired of the comparisons, but hey, its a very good thing. Their new single WOR/Skies over Cairo is probably the best record I’ve heard all year. I have to stop listening to it at work, otherwise I’ll be reprimanded for standing on my desk and punching the air. Although I’m a little late catching on (I’ve posted one of Django’s remixes, but never listened to their own material till recently) I’m really quite excited about this band, you may have guessed. Beta band or no, it’s going to be a good year.

mp3: Django Django - Love’s Dart

The new single is physically released at the end of the month, but you can get it now by ordering from Django’s bandcamp page. 7 inch or download, plus previous single Storm/Love’s Dart to download.

8 Comments for “Django Django”

  1. 1lance

    no suprise they sound like beta band; the drummer Davey McLean is the wee brother of John McLean Beta/Aliens keyboards man.

  2. 2The Daily Growl

    AHA! That’s the sort of indie fact that I like!

  3. 3kinghorror

    Just spotted your comments here. I remember seeing the beta band at the camden jazz cafe and as a warm up they had a very young dj who i thought looked like John. Pretty sure it must have been Davey. It was a great gig the ‘brass section’ walked down from the balcony for “dry the rain”. Looking forward to seeing Django Django sometime, though i dont get out much these days.

    Keep up the good work Mr Growl

  4. 4Sam

    SAD SAD SAD, one of them is ill and i just poured over the internet in the vein hope of finding them at the great escape, now i am going to go and cry.

  5. 5The Daily Growl

    So that’s why they weren’t there. I turned up at the venue to find some other band’s name on the programme. Shame. Hope to see them soon though - or at least at End of the Road.

  6. 6Ben

    “channelling”, not “channeling”. Thanks for the song, though.

  7. 7The Daily Growl

    oh, I’m so American…

  8. 8caisa


    Django Django will be playing at the SMS festival in Croatia this September! It’s going to be great! Other acts include Nathan Fake, Carl Craig, Friendly Fires, Optimo, Theo Parrish and Girlcore. Check it out at

    Cheers x

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