Django Django has been producing catchy, creative, synth driven art rock that blends genres like no other band since they arrived on the scene in 2012. They saw massive success from their first self-titled album, and show no sign of slowing down.
The British quartet released their third full-length album, Marble Skies, to begin 2018, a year that has already seen a lot of excellent releases. And Marbles Skies does not disappoint; it wouldn't be surprising to see it on a few end-of-the-year lists.
Marble Skies begins with the title track: a high-energy synth-pop outing that sets the tone for the whole album. It takes off with the sense of energy and vigor that harkens back to that first album of six years ago. It's a trip back to the band's roots.
"Tic Tac Toe" immediately pops out on the first listen. The track kicks off with a driving, infectious bass riff that will have you bobbing your head and tapping your foot through the song. The song takes on a completely different tone when the chorus strikes, only to dive right back in with that driving bass riff and high energy drum beat.
"Further" is a surprise on the album; the folky, stomp-clap guitar riff can really catch a listener off-guard at first. But as the song progresses and more instruments are layered in, "Further" ends up building to this athematic feel, something that has become a Django Django staple on every album.
Marble Skies is a peppy album that will have you humming along for days on end and shows Django Django's growth as a band. Even still, it's clear that they've stayed true to their roots. Marble Skies is not an album to miss out on in 2018, so break out your record player and spin it or catch us playing it here on INHAILER Radio!
For fans of: Tune-Yards, David Bowie, staring at the ceiling and listening to an album
Our take: High-energy, liquid-y beats; fresh and soaring builds; synth fusion genius