Django Django – Born Under Saturn

Album Review by Katie Hawthorne | 24 Apr 2015
Album title: Born Under Saturn
Artist: Django Django
Label: Because Music
Release date: 4 May

It’s serendipitous, really. Just as the sun threatens to show its face Django Django return with a roaring, resoundingly summer-vibed record. In measures weird, rooted and transcendent, Born Under Saturn is an extraterrestrial kind of pop beast – here to guarantee you enjoy the ride, but ultimately mysterious in its movements.

The Edinburgh-formed, now London-based four-piece have definitely got something a little spooky afoot this time around. Space-age synths open High Moon, and Shake and Tremble comes on thumping and ominous, unfurling into waves of hazy psychedelia. Closing track Life We Known is all creepy “outlines of past lives” by lyric, but floor-filling foot-stomping escapism in body.

Django Django’s self-titled first effort more than proved that they’re masterful party planners, and in 2015’s incarnation every click and stomp has hip-shaking purpose. Bells, whistles, brass, choral backing vocals – Born Under Saturn’s got it all, and knows how to work it. Polished and meticulous in its determination to get you on your feet, we’ve got a record that feels like August’s come early. [Katie Hawthorne]

Playing Live At Glasgow on 3 May and Manchester Cathedral on 23 May