The Glasweigan 6 piece started life in January of 2006 when members James (drums) and David (guitar)'s former band Multiplies disbanded. Calling on their "favourite rocking friends" from the Glasgow scene - who were all thankfully up for some musical adventures - the troops were rallied and our crew were assembled in no time. Railing against the archetypal Glasgow scenester seemingly intent on standing stock-still at gigs and exhibiting the least amount of enthusiasm possible..whilst sporting the haircut du jour, listening to Franz B-sides and trying their hardest not to smile..they started making music. The results post Dananananaykroyd as an antidote to everything posed, packaged and poised in the current world of Indie Rock (or 'Fight Pop' as the band call it). Despite the diverse influences they stake a claim to (everything from Sebadoh and Pavement, Rodan and Rocket From the Crypt to Hood, Jim O'Rourke, Mice Parade and Stereolab), they're raw as you like.
Dananananaykroyd's live shows, for the uninitiated, are somewhat legendary. Already (their very first show was Glasgow's celebrated Stereo, in March this year). They're young, and as young people in bands are prone to doing, they stand up on stage and play their songs with a bit of enthusiasm..If drums fall in the crowd, Duncan smashes his guitar off the ceiling or Giles cuts his eye open during the very first song at their very first gig (true story), it's only because they're having so much fun playing their songs. Mind how you go down the front though. They thrive on the independence that identifies the truest hub of the Glasgow music scene - the bit that, in their own words, allows bands "to do exactly what they want to do, exactly how they want to do it, and always sound amazing at it, regardless of what London tells everyone is cool."
So what's in a name? I'm sure some of you a wee bit curious. Well in this case, aside from obviously flattering a primetime (some may say genius: Who could forget Dragnet? Or The Blues Brothers? Or Ghostbusters even? Oh come ON!) 80's actor, a particularly drunken and amusing night out is apparently responsible for their rather original although somewhat tongue-twisting moniker. Rather elusively, that's all I could get out of them on the subject. Ah well, keep 'em guessing. But for the record, you should pronounce it Danan-anan-aykroyd.