Interview With Dananananaykroyd - 2nd March 2011
Photo Of DananananaykroydKarlie headed to Bath and caught up with David, Paul and Ryan from Dananananaykroyd for a quick chat about the new album and much more.

Can you give us a brief history of how you formed and came up with the band name Dananananaykroyd?
David Roy: We formed on Live Journal, we put up a post – ‘Does anyone want to be in a band?’. The first four or five people that said yes, we went and practised. That was about 5 years ago now. The band name was a drunken mistake, we’re a bunch of idiots.

You released your debut album ‘Hey Everyone’ in April 2009, did it go down as well with the fans and the press as you were expecting?
Paul: Yeah, even better than we were expecting, it really set us up. It’s amazing when you’ve got kids singing along to your songs and they know the words.

David: I think when you’re called Dananananaykroyd you’re not really expecting that much. We got to tour all over the world with that album so it was much higher than our expectations as well.

I understand you have been working with Ross Robinson on your new album, how have you found working with him?
David: An absolute delight. It was all through our management, they managed to convince him that we were a good band. We went to his own studio in Las Vegas for a month and had an incredible experience. You can’t describe it in words without sounding like a hippy. It was hard work and it was fun

Paul: It was a real detachment from the real world that we needed. We basically got to sit in the sunshine in our sunglasses in winter time. You can’t go to Vegas and come back a bad person. We just felt better about ourselves after a terrible year and we got a good record out of it.

Can you give us more details on the new album; such as the title, when you expect to release it and most importantly what can people expect from it?
David: Comes out end of May, early June. We’ll be releasing the title soon. It’s an absolute fireball of a record but it’s got a lot of catchy riffs, sing a longs, encapsulating anger that has come out as positive rays of sunshine.

You’ve been giving away your new track ‘E Numbers’ as a free download on your Facebook page, how successful has this been so far?
David: Well it only went up on Friday, it’s only a taster. It’s already been played on Radio One. It’s had over four thousand plays so it’s getting there. It’s the first opportunity we’ve had to get a new song out in over 2 years so we just got it out there.

You are currently on your first tour of the new year with Kid Adrift, how has this been so far?
Paul: It’s been fun, it’s so good to be back on the road. It’s great for every band but especially for us because that’s why you form a band. Really looking forward to tonight, Bath is always a riot.

What do you have planned when the tour comes to an end on Saturday?
David: It’s back home for a little while

Ryan. I think I’m going to be sitting around in my pants quite a lot.

David: We’ll be making our first video from the album, so that’ll be in the next couple of months. We’re not going to be playing as much as we used to, so there’ll be a lot of sitting about, saving money.

Where do you hope to see Dananananaykroyd in a year’s time?
Ryan: Hopefully touring America, we’ll hopefully be doing an album headline tour here in bigger venues, and hopefully they’ll be full, and we’ll not be playing to 15 people.

One last random question that we ask every band, if you could be an animal out of a zebra or a giraffe, which one would you be and why?
Paul: Well giraffes can do that thing where they can eat all the top branches and they look all snide about it

Ryan: If you were a giraffe you could just fellate yourself. I don’t trust giraffes.

David: I’s like to be a zebra because I wouldn’t want all the attention drawn to my stupidly long neck. I’d be camouflaged on a chess board. We’d all be zebras, except for Paul because he’s a pelican.

Thank you for your time, have you got a message for your fans reading this?
Bassist: Be nice to each other.

David: Be bad ass. Don’t lie, treat others as you would like to be treated, and be positive, and rock out as hard as you can without hurting anyone there.

Ryan: And stay in school, it’s actually really important.

David: (to the batman theme tune) Dananananananananaykroyd!

Interview By Karlie M
 Band Members

Duncan Robertson
David Roy
Calum Gunn
John Baillie Junior
Paul Carlin
Ryan McGinness
 Latest Releases
Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone!
Release date - 6th April 2009

1. Hey Everyone
2. Watch This!
3. The Greater Than Symbol & Hash
4.Black Wax
5. "Totally Bone
6. Pink Sabbath
7. Infinity Milk
8. One Chance
9. Some Dresses
10. 1993
11. Hey James
12. Song One Puzzle
 Band Related Links
Dananananaykroyd Myspace