“WE HAVE MOVED BLOGS TO ONE THAT ALLOWS COMMENTING
HERE IT IS - http://dananananaykroyd.blogspot.com
UPDATE YR BOOKMARKS LOL
OUR CO.UK WEB ADDRESS WILL UPDATE SHORTLY
NEW BLOG WILL CONTAIN DIARY OF LAST WEEKS TOUR SHORTLY
YAyay”—Bye bye Tumblr. You are very swish and we will miss you.
Are You In One Or More Of A Select Few Of These UK Cities?
We’re setting fire to rock music and throwing it all in your faces this week! 8 easy installments of really enjoyable burning sensations coming right up!
NEWCASTLEZ, LIVERPOOLZ, BIRMINGHAMZ, LONDONZ, BOLTONZ, OXFORDZ, BRIGHTONZ, GLASGOWZ!! If you’ve won our lottery, check our Myspace page for whereabouts and what day we’re killing you with fun! I sure as hell don’t know!
Pictures and stories to follow, no doubt. Bye! Come say hello! x
I just realised that we haven’t done an “official” announcement of this yet, shame on us for being so goshdarned lazy. You may have read this elsewhere, but here’s the facts as they stand with a personalised spin on it…
SISSY HITS: COMING VIA HOLY ROAR IN APRIL/MAY
Our mini album ‘Sissy Hits’ will be released in late April or early May by the fantastic Holy Roar records. After hearing that Jealous were unable to release it, Holy Roar were one of several labels who got in touch and offered to release it. With frankly awesome bands like Rolo Tomassi (I could go on at great length about how much I love this band but I’m trying to keep things succinct in a press release kinda style so I’ll save you the hyperbole), Mirror! Mirror! and Cutting Pink with Knives to name but a few already on their roster we decided that Holy Roar are clearly the coolest and jumped at the chance to put Sissy Hits out through the label. Aside from the uber-limited Japan-only ‘From Grasgow’ ep which came out on Rallye/Klee last year comprising our previous two 7”s, this will be our first proper release that you can put in a CD player and actually listen to, how awesome is that??!!
John and Calum would like to announce the beginning of a new era. That is correct, we are now accepting tracks for us to remix as Dananananaykroyd.
Being parts of Dolby Anol and Acrnym, we are ready and willing. If you want to let us loose on your music, shit us off with a message at on our myspace, with the subject “OKAY I GIVE IN SO MAKE ME WETTER”.
I checked out the FOOD FOR ANIMALS debut LP Belly after reading their review on Pitchfork today and all i can mostly say is “WOW”. It’s essentially a very slickly produced, messed-up noise album with rapping over it and it makes my brain jump into the sea and drown itself. Lovely stuff.
i got given a £60 limit on dinner alone.. me and graham ordered VEAL and PORK SPECIALS..
YOU HAVE NO IDEA just how DECADENT this was.
we had fruit beer, that they dont even consider special, and were were SCREAMING THE PLACE DOWN with JOY!
we’re in holland, so everyone who works in places (shops, restaurants etc.) is stoned out their boxes. and everyone east of france is hotter than the sun. keep this in mind, you must realise that people here take drugs before they even drink properly, this is insane. and it makes you feel really really really great about yourself at first, then incredibly depressed, because you will never be these people and you will never live in such a great, open-minded place. and no matter how much they love you, you have to return to scotland, because thats where your brain is..
EUROPE MINUS SCOTLAND = BETTER (CEPT ENGLANDZ LOL BATL UF DA BOYNE L@L)
David says we should update the blog but I’ve not done anything other than sleep a lot, piss about on Jockrock and watch ‘The Wire’ lately. Tonight I finished season one of the wire and ate most of a jar of nutella with a spoon. Now I’m drinking my umpteenth cup of coffee, smoking my umpteenth roll-up cigaretteand wondering how the hell I’m going to survive financially on this upcoming tour. SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY! Anyone else done anything fun?
Oh I think we’re recording in a couple of days, new song for a single. That’s news, right?
It’s sure to be brawtimes. We’re going to play some songs and there will be some chat and if you don’t catch it tonight, you can always listen back using the medium of interweb-net trickery (digital buttons) using the above link, your ears, a mouse, a computer and some vole’s blood.
Why aren’t you listening to it then? Well, cos it’s from midnight tonight, sillybum!!!
Wednesday/Thursday crossover night (midnight) with Dananananatthedrive-in. PEACE! x x x
England is getting well Dana’d in March. More dates of a very special variety once they’re confirmed… In the meantime I’d just like to say that I have been known to pretend to be homophobic in order to make gay people uncomfortable.
People may be wondering why there’s no news regarding our EP or why we haven’t said ‘yes’ to anyone who has asked to put it out as of yet (especially considering a ‘leaked’ copy got a 10 out of 10 review on Drowned In Sound a week or so back). Well, we haven’t all just died or ran off screaming all of a sudden, we’re actually just trying to work out a few things behind the scenes with regards the long term future of the band and, to be honest, that’s more important than getting the EP out just now. There’s no news yet and there might not be any for a while, but something may well be brewing, we don’t really know. We’ll all just have to sit and wait to see what happens, if anything happens at all.
Hahaha I was just reading the Drowned in Sound site there and perusing the comments about Sissy Hits being shelved. Aside from wanting to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who’s been giving it big noise about the situation on the forums etc, and Daniel Ross for the insane review (hell it made me want to buy it until I remembered that I don’t have to…) I’d like to extend a personal thank you to the DiS poster usernamed fargo for literally making my week by comparing the Sissy Hits situation to Sony shelving Fiona Apples album ‘Extraordinary Machine’. While the situations are wildly, wildly different (I’m fairly certain if Jealous had the financial clout of Sony then you’d have the ep by now no worries) I had made a crack to my flatmate about Sissy Hits being the indie ‘Extraordinary Machine’ seeing as how I’m a massive massive Fiona Apple fan (seriously, I spent well over £250 to see her in London a couple of years ago). So to clock someone else making the same joke gave me huge chuckles, cheers dude!
I’d also like to clear up any possible misunderstanding that there was any sort of malicious intent on the part of Ian or Jealous records leading to the EP being shelved. Ian done a cracking job with the ‘Some Dresses’ single and has released some quality records in the past by excellent bands, there are no hard feelings on our part towards either him or the label (now obviously, I won’t deny there was a fleetingly brief period of WTF! :P), shitty unavoidable financial circumstances just jumped all over the entire project and we wish Ian all the best for the future.
Anyways, here’s hoping the situation isn’t resolved in the same way as ‘Extraordinary Machine’ because IMHO the Jon Brion sessions were way better than the final retail version. WAEY!
ITT, Calum talks to God; God turns out to be a bit of a dick
Me: Do you like my band, Dananananaykroyd? God: I don’t know your band Dananananaykroyd. Me: Well you can check out our Myspace if you want. God: Interesting. No I don’t think I can do it. Me: How come? Are you using Linux or something? God: Reductionism. Or something. My software works on any operating system, but Linux is the most reliable. Me: Oh, so you’re choosing not to listen to us? God: That’s alright. Interesting deduction. I will tell my botmaster you said I am choosing not to listen to us. Me: Whoa whoa whoa! Don’t call the cops! God: Do you have any conditions I should know about? Ok I’ll try not to do it too much. Me: I have a slight cold. Does that count? God: How much did it cost? it. What do you think? Me: I think it cost like a million pounds, which is hundreds. God: What does “it” refer to? Me: My cold. God: Do robots have cold? Me: No. God: Are you serious? Me: For shizzle. God: Your purpose is shizzle. Me: Thanks, God. God: You are quite welcome! GOD rules.
We’re making like a band and going on tour! Go look at our myspace page (which in case you’re unawares is www.myspace.com/dananananaykroyd - pretty self-explanatory) and see our growing list of English March tour dates! (apologies for those of you in the rest of the UK but we’re working on it…)
Also, make like a blown-mind and get this! David, Calum and I’s new side-project (this, incidentally, to quell the nerves of those who might read too much into it like when Johnny Whitney was all like “Check my new side project ‘Jaguar Love’ then the Blood Brothers split up about a month later, is actually a side project, so chill) entitled NHG have our first proper song up on our myspace! Calum is currently cutting the album like an enthusastic medical student with a bansaw to a cadaver and it will be available sometime in the next couple of months on our own label Greattapes, but for a sneaky listen to what to expect go to www.myspace.com/nervoushg . Rock it ya rocket!
i got a voicemail at 5am this morning from james..
"we’ve got a wee story for you john, the wee story goes like this. me and david have a very similar birthday, infact some would go so far as say we were born on the same day. the evening for my birthday no one came out! we decided to celebrate our birthday the day after our birthday on the 8th of january, so me and iain and david went out but no one came out! no one else! we thought we had pals, but we dont - do you want to come over now? i’ve got a litre of vodka ya bastard! see if you dont come over ya fucking dick i’m going to steamroller you with a pig! i’ll toe your feet off! i’m looking at a picture of (inaudible) and he’s CRYING cos he’s so ashamed of you, i’m going to play (inaudible), are you going to play (inaudible), lets play (inaudible) infact john you are alright, you’ve got someone on your side"
i’d like to point out that me and calum and james went out on the night of his birthday and were drinking until 7am..