Django Django played a secret show on Tuesday night (February 17) at Chats Palace in Hackney.
The show was the band’s first London outing in 2015, in anticipation of their new album ‘Born Under Saturn’, due May 4 on Because records. The band played after a DJ set by John Maclean, former keyboardist in the Beta Band and brother of Django Django drummer Dave Maclean.
“It’s great to be back in Homerton, in the place I’ve lived for so long. We’ve been away for a wee while. We’ve made an album,” frontman Vincent Neff announced to the crowd before new track ‘Reflections’, which saw bassist Jimmy Dixon drop his guitar to take up synths beside Tommy Grace on keys.
The three new tracks aired at Chats Palace were accompanied by strobes and signaled a heavier dance music direction than the band’s debut album ‘Django Django’ in 2012.
A banner of the new album artwork, featuring a Roman statue with an orange segment over its crotch, hung behind the stage. The band finished the set on ‘WOR’.
A brief encore included the world premiere of ‘Pause Repeat’ from the new album and ‘Silver Rays’ from their first.
Django Django played:
‘Skies Over Cairo’
‘Life’s A Beach’