TAKEN ABACK BY THE success of their eponymous 2012 album, Django Django found themselves touring in support of that home-recorded dazzler for far longer than anticipated.
Born Under Saturn, recorded over 18 months, doesn’t mess with its predecessor’s winning formula, but instead enhances it, adding more synths, some of the rave-flavoured variety, and housey pianos which find them entering the jacking zone in Pause Repeat.
Still, it’s testament to the strength of the musical character of their choral harmonies that at no point could the listener mistake this as being anything other than the work of the Edinburgh-formed, London-transplanted foursome.
Loosely themed lyrically around spirited rural adventures, with a touch of pastoral mysticism to Vibrations and First Light (sample line: “Discover beaches buried deeper underneath the cement”), there’s joyous invention at work here, along with nagging hooks which bury themselves deeper with every play.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR FIRST LIGHT AND LISTEN TO BORN UNDER SATURN IN FULL, BELOW.