Live Review: Django Django – Factory Theatre, Sydney 01/10/2023

Last night, the Factory Theatre was transported to another dimension as the British art rock sensation Django Django graced the stage. The quartet of David Maclean, Vincent Neff, Jimmy Dixon, and Tommy Grace brought their otherworldly sounds to Sydney, delivering an unforgettable experience that left the audience in awe.

Django Django, a band with a penchant for blurring musical boundaries, has been at the forefront of the art rock scene since their formation in 2009. With five studio albums under their belt, they continue to push the envelope of creativity, and their latest release, ‘Off Planet’, was the star of the show.

‘Off Planet’, released in four distinct parts, each as a separate “planet,” provided the foundation for a mesmerizing journey through the cosmos. From the moment the band took the stage, it was evident that we were in for a sonic spectacle.

As the ethereal synths and hypnotic beats filled the air, the crowd was instantly captivated. The interplay between David Maclean’s drumming and Tommy Grace’s synthesizers (including a wicked cool Theremin) set a rhythmic foundation that was nothing short of hypnotic. Vincent Neff’s charismatic presence as a frontman was a perfect match for the band’s mesmerizing sound, and Jimmy Dixon’s bass lines added a groove that kept everyone moving.

As the set progressed, Django Django delved into their back catalogue, treating fans to favourites from their earlier albums. Tracks like the popular ‘Default’ had the crowd moving, demonstrating the band’s enduring appeal and the timelessness of their music.

Django Django’s performance at the Factory Theatre was a testament to their ability to merge genres like art rock, electronic, and indie rock into a cohesive and captivating whole. Their progressive approach to music was on full display, and it was a reminder of why they are considered pioneers in the modern music landscape.

As the night came to a close, the audience was left in a state of euphoria. Django Django had taken us on a celestial journey, and for a few hours, we were all residents of their ‘Off Planet’ universe. It was an experience that transcended the ordinary and left a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.

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