Django Django to play two intimate shows in February ahead of album release

Special shows will act as warm up to band's Field Day performance

Django Django will play two intimate shows in February as warm up for their Field Day 2015 appearance.

The first of the special shows will take place at Leeds’ Wardrobe on February 14 and the second at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on February 15. Tickets for both will go on sale at 9am on Thursday December 11.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, the band revealed that they’ll be premiering unreleased material during the performances, including the single from their as yet untitled second album, which is due at some point in spring.

“I think we’ll aim to play three new songs – the first single and a couple of other songs,” drummer Dave Maclean said. He added that the new record, which was recorded in London and Banbury, will be slicker than the band’s debut. “There’s more live stuff on this album – it’s not a bedroom record,” he said.

It’s been almost a year since Django Django’s last live performance, which took place at the Hogmanay party in Edinburgh’s Princes Street last New Year’s Eve. “It was probably the biggest crowd we’ve ever played to,” Maclean commented. “I think everybody was steaming by then! It was great to be back where it all started.”

This year’s Hogmanay will see a performance from Lily Allen, who toured America earlier this year with Miley Cyrus, as well as from Twin Atlantic, Bjorn Again, Soul II Soul, and this year’s Mercury Prize winners, Young Fathers.