British pop-hybridists Django Django usually inject their music videos with surreal sci-fi imagery; see the VR-dreamscape of “Hail Bop,” the squiggle-vision graphics in “Life’s a Beach,” and the black-and-white acid flashback captured for “Hand of Man.”
But for their newest clip — a companion to “WOR,” another psych-flavored cut off the band’s 2012 self-titled debut album — the Best New Artist honorees focus on the real world. The Mercury Prize-nominated quartet asked the folks at Noisey to travel to India and film the high-speed sideshow at the appropriately named Well of Death in Allahabad. Director Jim Demuth and crew set up a shoot in the middle of a giant silo-shaped cylinder while cars and motorcycles circled the walls. Like, vertically.
“I’m not afraid at all,” one of the drivers says. “Whether I die here or at home. Now I think death is inevitable.”
Okay, so the five-minute video still may be pretty surreal, but at least nobody’s melting into furniture. Watch “WOR” up top.
Though Django Django don’t show up in the Well of Death footage, fans can spot the art-pop outfit on March 26, when they make their U.S. late-night television debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and on tour this spring.
Django Django tour dates:
March 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Ballroom
March 20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
March 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Public Works
March 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
May 25 – London, UK @ Field Day
June 13 – Sun. June 16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 21-23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
July 5 – Amsterdam, NL @ Pitch
July 6 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
July 12 – Trencín, SK @ Pohoda
July 14 – Oeiras, PO @ Optimus Alive
July 19 – Dublin, IE @ Longitude
July 20 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival
July 25 – Huntingdon, UK @ Secret Garden Party
Aug. 18 – Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival
Sep. 13 – Rovinj, HR @ Unknown Festival