Review: Django Django unchain crowds at Sheffield show

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Django Django let their music do the talking at Plug, launching into their first song Introduction without much ado.

When they acknowledge the crowd, singer Vincent Neff likens being back in Sheffield to a first date, but any nerves certainly don’t show in the confident synths and drumbeats of First Light, with its almost California beach sound.

The quartet are touring after releasing Born Under Saturn, the follow-up album to their Mercury-nominated self-titled debut of 2012.

Taking the alt-rock scene by storm they have received considerable critical acclaim.

This is music you can really get lost in, trippy psychedelia paired with sweeping harmonies which is only added to by Plug’s interchanging backdrop of dazzling lights and complete darkness.

And the fans certainly seem to think so, the atmosphere is euphoric

Old favourite Life’s a Beach gets an enthusiastic reception and the audience is transported back to the 1970s with its surfer rock vibe.

The set ends with WOR, with its menacing introduction and siren sounds, sounding like a futuristic Wild West stand off. This one gets the crowd going and with people encouraged to get down on the floor and leap up when the music hits its first peak. Clapping ensues and lots of dancing.

In the encore, fans were treated to Pause Repeat and Silver Rays. The latter is a superb ending and makes a lasting impact. It is fast-paced and attention-grabbing and a great way to end the show.