Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The Scottish Invasion...well kind of!!

It seems the spotlight has moved away from London and indeed England for a wee bit to accommodate the brewing music scene in Scotland right now.
There are many bands already dominating a flourishing scene and not only are the up and coming just visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh to showcase their sounds but Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee are getting a look in too and about time.

The View, Sons And Daughters and Glasvegas are the more recent bands to break into the mainstream and enjoy some commercial success with their releases but there is a school of new kids in the up and coming bracket that stand strongly and more importantly independently against the rest.

One of those bands is indie rock and sometimes hearty punk pop,
Having released singles through
Moshi Moshi, Jealous Records and Best Before Records and an EP 'Sissy Hits' through Holy Roar Records, the band have earned themselves tour support slots with the likes of Foals, Holy Fuck, Johnny Foreigner and currently the Kaiser Chiefs throughout Europe. The biggest release for the band is yet to come in the shape of the debut Dananananaykroyd long player, Hey Everyone! out in April 2009 also on Best Before Records.

The sextet are a band with their fingers in many other musical pies, but what makes them so good together is that they seem to just love playing and being a part of music. They draw influences from the likes of Sebadoh, Pavement and Mice Parade and their live shows are already somewhat legendary in their home town of Glasgow.
If it's just the name alone that you like (yes a drunken night out was responsible for the take on the legend actor Dan Aykroyd's name) then check them out, as that alone deserves kudos.
You can see them support the Kaiser Chiefs @ the 02 at the end of Feb.
If you like these then check out
We Are Physics and Dolby Anol.

Check out the Dananananaykroyd video to Pink Sabbath

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