Jim Carroll

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Tune of the Week – “Storm”

The name of the band is Django Django. And no, they’ve got nothing to do with Belgian gypsy jazz guitarists. I’ve been playing a lot of this band on The Far Side over the last few months. Now based in …

Thu, Jul 16, 2009, 11:57

   

The name of the band is Django Django. And no, they’ve got nothing to do with Belgian gypsy jazz guitarists.

I’ve been playing a lot of this band on The Far Side over the last few months. Now based in the Geezer’s Republic of Dalston in East London, the four Django-ers first met at art college in Edinburgh. There’s actually a ton of art in this back-story. Post-college, they set up a gallery called Embassy in the city to exhibit their work and “Storm”, their debut single, is comingatcha on Shadazz, the label set up by buzzy Scottish film-maker and artist Luke Fowler.

“Storm” is a delightful piece of out-there pop. Like everything else in their canon, it’s a little bit this (is that a Bo Diddley riff I hear before me?), a little bit that (I’d wager that there are a lot of Arthur Russell records in their collection) and a little bit of that other (it’s time for another Orange Juice revival, isn’t it?). Overall, it’s magic.

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