Tomorrow’s music today. This issue: Dananananaykroyd
When you hear a song by most good new bands, it makes you keen to find out their name. In the case of Glasgow’s latest art-punk avengers, however, hearing their name only makes you desperate to find out whether they live up to it. Like an eardrum-assaulti
When you hear a song by most good new bands, it makes you keen to find out their name. In the case of Glasgow’s latest art-punk avengers, however, hearing their name only makes you desperate to find out whether they live up to it. Like an eardrum-assaulting hybrid of Black Flag and Slade, this six-headed beast (singer Giles Baillie, guitarists Duncan Robertson and David Roy, drummers James Hamilton and Calum Gunn and bassist Laura Donaghey) certainly do. Robertson tells us more.
You’re a bit of a Glasgow supergroup, are you not?
Well David and James were in Multiplies, who split up - let’s just say because of ‘musical differences’. Laura was in Michael Dracula, I used to be in Simplestorm, also with James, Giles sang and played guitar in a band called Kill Yourself, Calum did some solo laptop stuff under the name Acronym. We formed in February and we’ve already had lots of airplay in Scotland and from Zane Lowe, so I think this is already the most successful band any of us have been involved with.
So where does the name come from?
It was James who came up with it and he always has a different story for every interview. Perhaps if I say that names we rejected were Black Fag, Minor Treat and A Thousand Pounds - because there would be nothing better than finding a thousand pounds - it’ll explain where we were coming from. I just like the fact that people will come across us on the internet and have no idea what we might sound like. Plus Dan Aykroyd seems like a nice bloke!
Dananananaykroyd play I Fly Spitfires at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, 2 Nov and Blitzkrieg Bop at the Arches, Glasgow, Fri 10 Nov with Akira the Don, The Needles and The Shakes. Their second single ‘Some Dresses’ is released on Jealous on Mon 6 Nov.