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New band Alarm Bells from ex-Dananananaykroyd members

15 Feb 2013

Vocalist John Baillie Jnr on the inner workings of this triumphant, ramshackle crew

Many audible gasps were heard when Glasgow’s Dananananaykroyd announced their shock split almost two years ago. But for anyone still crying into their favourite T-shirt, we bring you Alarm Bells -- a triumphant, ramshackle crew featuring Dananan alumni…

The Hot 100 2011: 100-50

16 Dec 2011

The definitive list of Scottish creative talent

100: Gordon Ferris. Kilmarnock crime author makes good. The already packed Scottish crime writing field has finally found a bit of elbow room for another burgeoning talent. Joining the likes of Rankin, Brookmyre, McDermid and co is this Ayrshire-born…

Interview - Dananananaykroyd set for UK tour

24 May 2011

Hyperactive Glaswegian sextet hit road after release of There is a Way

As hyperactive Glaswegian sextet Dananananaykroyd ready their second full-length effort – the Ross Robinson-produced There is a Way – for mass consumption this summer, the band seem keen to put a fairly quiet and frustrating 2010 behind them. ‘Last…

Dananananaykroyd - There Is A Way

20 May 20115 stars

An incredibly smart rock record driven by their trademark tireless energy and joy

(Pizza College) Award five stars or have them sectioned? It’s often a fine line, but a world without Dananananaykroyd’s glorious lunacy would be a sad place indeed. The Glasgow six-some have excelled themselves with There Is A Way; an incredibly…

RM Hubbert performs solo show

30 Jul 2010

The acoustic guitarist supports Dananananaykroyd

Fans of Sparklehorse (RIP, VIP) may care to check out Glasgow acoustic guitarist RM Hubbert’s moving cover of ‘Spirit Ditch’. Hubbert was a big Mark Linkous fan, and his recording is part of a series of covers (Elliott Smith and Vic Chestnutt have also…

American Men set for Cry Parrot night

23 Jun 2010

Claude Speeed, guitarist and synth player in Scots ‘Miami-laser-rockers’ American Men is back where it all started for his band: on the beach in Barcelona, trying to decide if he’s fit for the Numbers party at Sonar that evening. ‘It’s lovely here,’ he…

Upcoming gigs in Scotland: Autumn 2009

10 Sep 2009

Scotland, as we all know, is a hub of great music, great venues and great live audiences. Which is why so many of the world’s great acts forget about the poor weather and poor diet and play here. Add to that list alt-country sorts, and favourites of…

5 reasons to go and see: Tartan Heart Festival - Belladrum 2009

29 Jul 2009

1: The best new music in Scotland. Now in its sixth year, this perfectly formed Highland shindig outside Inverness has always been a champion of new Scottish music. This year is no exception, with The Phantom Band, Dananananakroyd, Unicorn Kid, St…

T in the Park – Sunday

13 Jul 2009

Laura Ennor gives us her pick of the best acts from the final day at Balado.


29 Jun 20094 stars

Nice'n'Sleazy, Glasgow, Tue 23 Jun

Playing a somewhat last-minute warm-up show at Sleazy's tonight before they take to nearly every European festival stage over the rest of the summer, Dananananaykroyd are joined by a modest gathering of die-hards in what appears to be a 16th birthday…

Stag & Dagger

14 May 2009

Even as some of Scotland’s smaller festivals-in-a-field take a sabbatical or call it a day in the current financial climate, new city events like Hinterland and now Stag & Dagger are enjoying their debuts this year. Could the way of the future for fans…

Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone!

16 Apr 2009

(Best Before) Producing roughly as much energy as a Mentos mint dropped into a can of Diet Coke, the Glasgow sixsome follow last year’s Sissy Hits EP with a debut album Hey Everyone!. Twelve anti-lullabies of clattery, shouty, thrashy scream-pop are…


2 Apr 2009

You’ll probably have been aware of the name Dananananykroyd being shouted from the rooftops of the Scottish music scene for a few years – it’s so joyfully unwieldy you could hardly have missed it. Yet, only now are the self-styled ‘fight-pop’ Glasgow…

Sound Advice - 10 Best gigs: Scotland (March–May)

1 Mar 2009

Franz Ferdinand Thu 5 Mar, 7pm, Barrowlands, Glasgow (H5), 0141 552 4601, £20 The cream of Scottish indie play their home town; it doesn’t get much better than this. The Xcerts Sun 8 Mar, 8pm, Kings Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow (E3), 0141 221…

Hogmanay 2008 - Clubbing

11 Dec 2008

‘It’s on’ is the simple motto which Glasgow überclub Optimo are using to promote their famous Hogmanay special – it’s at the Fruitmarket again, and will see Twitch and Wilkes joined by Glasgow Italo-punks Den Haan and laptop-wielding Parisian show-offs…

Hinterland music event announces first 30 acts

9 Dec 2008

Hinterland, a single ticket multi-venue art and music event taking place in Glasgow on April 30th and May 1st 2009, has announced the first 30 acts who will be performing. The festival will see over 80 bands playing in 15 venues across Glasgow over two…


2 Oct 2008

Despite having one of the most infuriatingly difficult names to spell in indie rock Dananananaykroyd are busy making waves with their thundering guitar clatter. Just witness the addictive math rock punk mayhem of latest single ‘Pink Sabbath’. Catch them…

Singles & Downloads

2 Oct 2008

Nothing draws a groan of predictably quite like finding a new Oasis shortplayer on top of the singles pile, so we’ll keep this brief. ‘Shock of the Lightning’ (Big Brother) •• is another bit of drony fluff Noel Gallagher probably found down the back of…


17 Jul 2008

PREVIEW FIGHT-POP Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Wed 30 Jul; The Arches, Glasgow, Thu 31 Jul ‘I break an average of three drumsticks per show,’ nods John Baillie Jnr, one of the two drummers in crashing, Glasgow guitar-rock band Dananananaykroyd.

Dananananaykroyd and Copy Haho

27 Mar 20084 stars

INDIE Nice’n’Sleazy, Glasgow, Tue 18 Mar ‘We’re from Stonehaven,’ pointed out Copy Haho (‘hah-ho’, not ‘hey-ho’). ‘That’s in Scotland.’ ‘Darren Mackie!’ comes a bellowed reply, and the Scottish Cup shock happening along the road at Parkhead allows for…

Nuts & Seeds Presents…

29 Nov 2007

‘I like things to be inclusive and fun, I don’t enjoy elitism, and I think when the main concern is money it ruins everything,’ says Giles Bailey of independent promoters Nuts & Seeds. Their DIY ethos dictates that door prices are kept low, there are no…