Album review: Django Django – Marble Skies
- Credit: Archant
Lean but fruitful third record from the leftfield pop merchants.
Forged almost a decade ago in the crucible of London, Django Django have carved out a deserving reputation for engaging alt-pop since their self-titled, Mercury-nominated debut landed in 2012.
The third album – and first in three years – from the pleasingly successful leftfield lads continues to dabble in reassuringly cross-genre waters.
Bookending the album are the title track’s jumping, camp dance-pop (complete with Sparks-like harpsichord) and the bouncy pep and summery strum of Fountains.
Nothing else quite matches the irrepressible, sun-bright energy of lead single Tic Tac Toe – but plenty come close, or flashes other jewels in Django’s creative crown.
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In between we’re treated to the femme-fronted pop-strut of Surface To Air, the pliable notes and bright shakers of Champagne, and stripped-back synth-and-drums of dancefloor banger Real Gone, its lyrics packing a rueful punch that reflects on the relentless march of time.
All in, it’s another victory for a band who deserve every plaudit surely coming their way.
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Rating: 4/5 stars