DANANANANAYKROYD have released their brand new album, "There Is A Way", on June 13th through their very own record label, Pizza College.
Recorded, produced and mixed by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, Blood Brothers, Klaxons) at his house on Venice Beach, CA, the album sees the Scottish six-piece fly back into the public's conscious with both their heaviest effort to date, but also their most positive.
Forming in Glasgow in 2006, the band put out a couple of singles for a couple of labels, which did pretty well – "pretty well" in this instance amounting to a little blog-swell and some pricked ears from savvy rock critics.
Then, a strike that was felt wider, deeper: "Sissy Hits", a six-tracker picked up by Holy Roar in 2008 and awarded top marks from magazines that couldn't contain their excitement for their infectious melodies, holler-along dual vocals and ferocious punk energy. "Sissy Hits" was scrappy, messy, bruised and bloody brilliant.
The band's debut album proper, "Hey Everyone!" followed in 2009 – off its back, heavy touring, supports across UK and Europe with Foals, BIG sets at last year's Reading and Leeds Festivals and even further acclaim. And not just for the band's incredible live show anymore. They were beginning to find proper studio feet, and the right shoes to wear to recording.
Catch a glimpse of DANANANANAYKROYD's new material from Dot to Dot 2011.
...For as awesome as Dananananaykroyd are at blasting the bejesus out of some of my favorite bands-- hey, they can even play their instruments!- it's less clear what they're all about. Hey Everyone! doesn't wear its heart on its sleeve like sloppier Mclusky-ites Japandroids, doesn't reflect every nuance of its scene with the observational acuity of LC!, isn't Mclusky Do Dallas. But in its own combustive way, it's weirdly memorable. The track that initially drew me in, "Infinity Milk", uses ragged sprawl to set off call-and-response vocals about napalm. "These are the days of our fucking lives," exults "Hey James". We used to dream; now we've learned to stop worrying and love the firebomb.