Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed new album “Glowing in the Dark” earlier this year, Django Django continue to cast their art pop spell, this time with an irresistible double whammy – a hilarious and subversive video for new single “Kick Out the Devil”, as well as a radical rework of the track by steel pan legend Fimber Bravo.
First – the video. Directed by Jack Barraclough, and reminiscent of gloriously anarchic classics such as “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys and the ‘Bobby Vs Satan’ sketch from 80’s Canadian sketch show Kids in the Hall, it brings the song’s lyrical content to vivid life, with the band’s own Vincent Neff playing a literal devil on a beleaguered family’s shoulder, and causing all kinds of mayhem doing so.
In Barraclough’s words: As soon as I read the Django’s brief for this I was like, YES! Apart from having to get 50+ shots done in one day this is the kinda thing I love directing and planning out. It was fun to take on the screwball comedy genre and cram lots of details into the video so it rewards repeat viewings, and you can enjoy spotting the continuity errors. Even though it’s a ‘silly’ concept, it is a hard thing to get right and make work - there’s a well established visual language to the genre that we were drawing upon and everyone - the cast and all the crew, did an amazing job pulling this together. Equally as exciting, Fimber Bravo, the man Loud and Quiet calls a “steel pan wizard” then seizes control of the track, weaving his magic over it to become a gorgeous, joyous new beast entirely, recasting the deliciously shaggy funk of the original into something soaring and triumphant with the help of Susumu Mukai aka Zongamin on synth keyboards, and renowned Senegalese Kadialy Kouyate on Kora. And finally! Django Django will also be heading out on tour this autumn, bringing “Glowing in the Dark” to audiences for the very first time on a comprehensive string of dates around the UK and Europe. Full dates below. “Kick Out the Devil” is available here
Date: Location: Sat 09 Oct 2021 Belfast - Limelight Sun 10 Oct 2021 Dublin - The Academy Mon 11 Oct 2021 Leeds - University Tue 12 Oct 2021 Sheffied - The Leadmill Thu 14 Oct 2021 Manchester - Manchester Cathedral Fri 15 Oct 2021 Edinburgh - The Liquid Room Sat 16 Oct 2021 Glasgow - Queen Margaret Union Mon 18 Oct 2021 Liverpool - Invisible Wind Factory Tue 19 Oct 2021 Cardiff - The Tramshed Wed 20 Oct 2021 Bristol - SWX Fri 22 Oct 2021 London - Exhibition London Sat 23 Oct 2021 Brighton - CHALK Mon 01 Nov 2021 Brussels - Botanique Tue 02 Nov 2021 Tourcoing - Le Grand Mix Thu 04 Nov 2021 Paris - Elysee Montmarte Fri 05 Nov 2021 Cologne - Gebaude 9 Sat 06 Nov 2021 Amsterdam - Paradiso Mon 08 Nov 2021 Copenhagen - Vega Tue 09 Nov 2021 Hamburg - Knust Thu 11 Nov 2021 Berlin - Metropol Fri 12 Nov 2021 Warsaw - Niebo Sat 13 Nov 2021 Prague - Meet Factory Sun 14 Nov 2021 Munich - Ampere Tue 16 Nov 2021 Milan - Generalli Wed 17 Nov 2021 Zurich - Mascotte Thu 18 Nov 2021 Lyon - L’Epicerie Moderne
UK tour support from Pictish Tail