Two years ago, Django Django’s drummer/producer David Maclean was standing backstage at a festival in Chicago, chatting to a group of people, when he happened to raise his eyes skywards. “It was really amazing,” he remembers. “The sky looked like a massive sheet of marble. We were all just kind of staring at it. It triggered something…”
Maclean immediately made a note of the words Marble Skies, now the title of the band’s much-anticipated third album, which follows their 2012 Mercury Prize nominated debut and 2015’s Top 20 follow-up ‘Born Under Saturn’
The new album process began with a back-to-basics approach which recalled the DIY ethos of the band’s early days. Django Django – minus an absent Maclean who was in LA working on a production project – assembled at Urchin Studios in Tottenham, London with Metronomy drummer Anna Prior to experiment with the idea of coming up with new tracks through loose jamming sessions.