Nowness präsentiert das neue Django Django Musikvideo zu „Hand of Man“ von Filmemacher John Maclean.
Two of Scotland“™s most talented siblings, Django Django drummer David Maclean and award-winning director John Maclean, collaborate on a surreal video for „Hand of Man“, a single from the band’s eponymous 2012 Mercury Prize-nominated album. „It“™s a little ditty about the idea of going back in time to the beginning of mankind and taking the hand of humanity to guide us forward through time to the present day, avoiding the slip-ups we’ve made along the way,“ David says of the track. Shot on black-and-white Super 8 in Elephant and Castle in London, the film jumps from a nostalgic warehouse party to a dreamy Dionysian picnic then back again, where drummer David is joined by bandmates Vincent Neff, Jimmy Dixon and Tommy Grace for the track“™s pastoral harmonies. The filmmaker describes the video as an „end of great things““”a reference to the near-obsolete Kodak stock used and the soon-to-be-demolished space in which the party scenes were shot. „It was the last day in our friend“™s building,“ he says, „which will inevitably be knocked down to make way for more dodgy flats with tiny triangle balconies.“ The quartet with a taste for psychedelic album art and outlandish stage costumes first met at art school in Edinburgh. John also rose to fame in the Scottish capital with the cult folktronica outfit The Beta Band, before turning to directing and picking up a Best Short Film BAFTA for his 2012 crime thriller Pitch Black Heist, starring Michael Fassbender. This latest work may mourn the passing of time, but it also looks forward to „the beginning of great things: Django Django, the spirit of youth, integrity, finding a way to live forever“”and fresh bread.“