Django Django in ‘lockdown’ as work on second album begins

Scottish band forced to delay recording by 12 months following busy 2013

Django Django have revealed that they are in “lockdown” while they work on their second album.

The Scottish band appear inside this week’s NME, which is on newsstands or available digitally now. They feature as part of a rundown of 100 albums to look forward to in 2014 containing exclusive studio reports and photos.

Speaking to NME about the follow up to 2012’s Mercury Prize nominated album ‘Django Django’, drummer Dave Maclean reveals that a hectic touring schedule prohibited the band from entering the recording studio any sooner.


He said: “This time last year we were talking about doing the next album. Then we got asked to do the NME Awards Tour and to go to America, all this mad stuff we couldn’t turn down.”

However, with touring commitments over the band are now focused on making new music, which they will have a more rave-influenced sound. That said, Dave notes that the mission is to produce a follow up, not a radical reinvention.

He admitted: “We can’t seem to escape our sound; Vincent’s playing surf guitar, Tommy’s playing his John Carpenter keyboards and the harmonies come out. My job is to make sense of all those pieces at the right time.”

Subscribe to NME here, or get this week’s digital issue