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Sunday 05 November 2023

Django Django Gear Up For Date @ Brighton's Mutations Festival With Release Of Album Highlight Black Cadillac

Following the success of fifth album, Off Planet, and prior to a live outing at Brighton's Mutations Festival, Django Django have released a new video for the genre-bending album highlight, Black Cadillac.

Opening with an addictive drum beat and bassline, Black Cadillac features Vincent Neff's fuzzy layered vocals dancing atop grooving guitars and jazzy brass solos.

Accompanied by a new James Hankin-directed music video, Django Django explore Off Planet's inspirations of ufology amidst nostalgic fish-eye visuals.

Speaking of the video, producer and drummer Dave Maclean said: 

"I came up with this idea out of the blue one day, probably in a bit of a daydream when listening back to the song. 

"I approached Hankin to help me bring it to life and he"s done a great job directing it, managing to capture the surreal dream-like atmosphere brilliantly."

Video director James Hankin, who shot the film in Tottenham around the band's studio and local pub, Mannions, spoke further about the collaboration: 

"I've been following the Djangos pretty much since day one and always thought it would be cool to make a video together at some point and here we are many years later messing about dressing up as cowboys and aliens and drinking out of shoes. 

"It felt like a very natural thing to be doing actually."

Released in four parts, each representing a different "planet", Off Planet is the biggest, boldest, and most varied statement the band have made, with a cavalcade of mainstream and underground stars – Self Esteem, Jack Peñate, Stealing Sheep, Toya Delazy and many more, all of them either friends of the band or personally sought out by Dave – bringing entirely new creative angles into play. 

Django Django play Brighton's Mutations Festival on Sunday 5th November 2023. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley


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Following a successful Edinburgh Fringe run, comedian, author and anaesthetist, Ed Patrick embarks on a debut tour that will bring him to Komedia Brighton, next Spring.

Following the successful return of the Youth Races in 2023, the race team at the Brighton Half Marathon have announced that their Youth Races will again be returning in 2024, with entries open now.
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Next year promises the release of new works from Brighton artist Romany Mark Bruce, creator and designer of Brighton & Hove's  Aids memorial statue TAY. 

One of comedy's greatest talents Catherine Bohart will bring Again, With Feelings - Catherine's twisted second coming of age saga - to The Forge Comedy Club, in Brighton, next Spring.

A major new project that explores the cultural impact of UK independent record stores that specialised in Black music from 1950 onwards, has been launched.

Get to shout out “RHLSTP!” like a proper cool kid as the multi-award-winning and perennially popular live podcast interview series in which comedian Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment, visits Komedia Brighton next February.  
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Independent grassroots venue The Old Market (TOM) has today announced its brand new Reigning Women season in 2024, with the announcement accompanied by a trailer that was filmed in Brighton and Hove.

A new winter light experience in Brighton comes to Stanmer Park in December.

Twelve Angry Men is playing Theatre Royal Brighton, until Saturday,  with Dallas star Patrick Duffy among its big-name cast. Below he chats about the play and his role 

Food waste charity FareShare Sussex & Surrey has launched an urgent appeal as it gears up for its busiest winter yet, with demand for food expected to hit record levels this year.
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Yard Act will release new album Where My Utopia? prior to a live date at Brighton Dome, early next year. 
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Leading actor of stage and screen Teresa Banham (Royal Shakespeare Company) is set to join the  music and theatre company The Telling at St Anne's Church, Lewes, on Sunday 26th November with Vision, by acclaimed playwright/singer Clare Norburn and BAFTA-nominated director Nicholas Renton (Mrs Gaskells’ Wives & Daughters, Lewis, Musketeers).

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