Artistic ability frequently runs in the family.
Think of the Rossetti siblings, or the Freud dynasty's impact on British art. If you scratch the surface, one artist is frequently surrounded by a nurturing environment of artistic parents and a creative family.
Django Django are no exception. The band's output hinges on the work of Dave MacLean, who helped infuse their Mercury nominated debut album with such a sense of joy. Stand out track 'Hand Of Man' has now received the full visual treatment. John MacLean - award winning director / Dave MacLean's brother - has stepped in to take charge of the new clip, which matches the invention of the band's music.
A quote from John MacLean: "Filmed on black and white super-8 stock. The end of great things. The party was the last day in our friend's building which will inevitably be knocked down to make way for more dodgy flats with tiny triangle balconies - art, film and music studios destroyed to make way for fast-buck housing developers pricing the working classes and the artists out of central London. The end of film developers and kodak film stock. And the beginning of great things, Django Django, the spirit of youth, integrity finding a way to live forever, and fresh bread".
Watch it now.
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Django Django have confirmed the following shows:
07/02 - O2 Academy - Newcastle
08/02 - Academy 1 - Manchester
09/02 - O2 Academy - Leeds
11/02 - O2 Academy - Glasgow
12/02 - Rock City - Nottingham
13/02 - O2 Academy - Liverpool
15/02 - UEA - Norwich
16/02 - O2 Academy - Birmingham
17/02 - Uni Great Hall - Cardiff
19/02 - O2 Academy - Bristol
20/02 - O2 Academy - Bournemouth
21/02 - Dome - Brighton
23/02 - O2 Academy Brixton - London