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Since Irish Dave – as opposed to Aussie Davey – pressed “refresh” on the SputnikMusic ‘Track of the Day’ yesterday and espoused all things Irish, I thought I would follow his lead today and head a little north to the sunny country of Scotland. Ever since this wee Southampton supporter got many a laugh out of trying to decipher what the hell Gordon Strachan was saying in his post-match press conferences, something about that thick accent has tickled my fancy.

Musically, the nation has always provided some fond memories. Expats such as AC/DC and Jimmy Barnes took Australia by storm decades ago, while Simple Minds and The Proclaimers set the charts ablaze in the 80s. ‘Take Me Out’ and ‘Chelsea Dagger’ saw Franz Ferdinand and The Fratellis continue the momentum last decade, while rockers Biffy Clyro were a bees d!ck away from being the most inspired live act I witnessed last year.

Continuing the notion that the Scots are just a little bit different to the rest of the world, Glaswegian six-piece Dananananaykroyd are now upon us with their crazy band name and self-labeled fight-pop genre. Performing a difficult to describe combination of indie-pop and post-hardcore, debut LP ‘Hey Everyone’ received resounding critical acclaim, while their energetic live show saw many a band member get injured as their audience were encouraged to perform a wall of cuddles!

Album #2 ‘There Is A Way’ has just been released, seeing the unique group rock up their boisterous sound. One of those bands where it is difficult to suggest an accessible entry point for first-time listeners, the easiest solution is to play it safe with the album’s lead single ‘Muscle Memory’. Its video sees the sextet don colourful 80s style Adidas tracksuits and begin their training for the day when Scotland finally break away from their neighbours and field their own Olympic team. Yeah, good luck with that guys.

“You’d like me better if I liked you less”.





DaveyBoy
06.28.11
Would have been cool if Run DMC made a cameo at the end, but you can't have everything.

Also, there is a "Behind The Scenes" of the video floating around YouTube.

Kris.
06.28.11
dang actually really enjoyed that

DaveyBoy
06.28.11
So should everybody... If not immediately, then on subsequent listens.

henryChinaski
06.28.11
This is kinda cool. Interesting band name.

DaveyBoy
06.28.11
For those wondering, they mixed the old batman tv show theme with the actors name to get their band name.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
06.28.11
ahhhhhh it all makes sense now

DaveyBoy
06.29.11
... & you've probably got the Batman TV show theme in your head like I have.

Fuff24
06.29.11
no mention of Primal scream, one of the most orignal bands out of scotland?

DaveyBoy
06.29.11
Blogs are a bit more personal & I never really got into Primal Scream when they were at their peak.

HenchmanOfSanta
06.29.11
That's my bass.

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