- 15 Feb 18
Mercury nominated art-rockers Django Django are back with their captivating third album Marble Skies. Frontman Vincent Neff talks about returning to the studio, creating genre-bending music, and avoiding overtly political songs.
With their pipe dreams about building a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland, the DUP weren’t the only ones starting the New Year thinking about exciting Celtic powerhouses. But while some projects seem so ambitious that they’re ultimately doomed to failure, the same can never be said about anything Django Django have conceived.
Following the unprecedented success of their self-titled debut album, the Scottish/English/Northern Irish four-piece “put everything into the pot” on 2015’s Born Under Saturn, resulting in an LP that felt like a serious of technically brilliant set-pieces, but without an LP’s requisite cohesion.
All the band – bar one – have had mini Djangos the years following their groundbreaking debut, and a spate of world-touring meant that it wasn’t easy to envision when a third album would be released. But as Vincent Neff tells Hot Press – speaking from a warehouse studio in Tottenham – things got moving pretty quickly when it came to groundwork for Marble Skies.