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DANANANANAYKROYD – Some Dresses (Jealous Records)

Posted: October 18th, 2006, by Marceline Smith

Yeah! Remember when music was fun? Dananananaykroyd do.
The day I got this record I played Some Dresses approximately 14,000 times in a row and every single time I got excited by the off-mic entire band chanting at the beginning. They make being in a band look like the most fun thing to do in the world (Which it should be, or else why are you bothering?) and they’re going to inspire so many new bands. I’m glad party bands are back, bands who understand that songs should have dynamics, who know how to work a crowd and get them involved. Like Lords, Dananananaykroyd make complicated music look piss easy: observe the way Some Dresses breaks down into a complete shambles half way through only for them to casually pick the melody back up and carry on. They’re the kind of band that can twirl their drumsticks and their guitars and not miss a beat. The funny thing is, Danananaykroyd have timed this perfectly. If they’d put this record out 3 or 4 years ago it would have got lost in the post-post-rock/math-rock aftermath boredom years but now in the midst of our Franz clever-ironic hipster doom, this sounds so fresh and vibrant. Picture the scene at Indian Summer this year – Dananananaykroyd casually whipping the early afternoon rained-on crowd into some form of cult style frenzy – and know that fun and fervour are back. Yeah!

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Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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