Django Django - 'Marble Skies'

8/10

When the Scottish quartet released their self-titled debut album back in 2012, they were instantly heralded as one of the most unique and interesting bands in the world. Their sound was a breath of fresh air for the time and place, but since releasing the far safer 'Born Under Saturn' in 2015, a lot of that magic was lost for a more traditional direction. But now back with their third album, it is clear that those formative years have returned and are influencing the nature of Django Django once again.

Much like their debut, 'Marble Skies' is a smorgasbord of diverse and engaging ideas, all wrapped up in a solid production. Each track likes to paint its own picture of what the band are feeling at any moment, giving us this eclectic vibe that showcases their own talent for songwriting, as well as displaying the multiple avenues that they like to explore.

It certainly feels like a nod to their roots rather than a full return. 'Marble Skies' is sonically very different to their self-titled debut, but the intent remains the same. A solid return for these art-rockers that fully rekindles the eccentric nature of themselves.

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