Dananananaykroyd announce October/November UK tour

Dananananaykroyd follow up the release of their amazing, brilliant and bonkers Ross Robinson-produced (At The Drive In, Klaxons, Slipknot, The Cure) new album ‘There Is A Way’, with the announcement of a full UK headline tour!

The tour includes some of the bands biggest ever UK dates, and follows on from their mini UK jaunt in May. The band also set off for a 6 week festival assault this weekend, which will see them play festivals across Europe for 6 weeks solid, including the NME and Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds in August and a trek to Australia in the middle.

The full list of headline dates are as follows:

Sat 29th: Glasgow, ABC
Mon 31st: Manchester, Deaf Institute

Tue 1st: Leicester, Firebug
Thu 3rd: Brighton, The Haunt
Fri 4th: London, KCLSU
Sat 5th: Bristol, Cooler
Sun 6th: Stoke, Sugarmill
Mon 7th: Portsmouth, Wedgewood
Tue 8th: Exeter, Cavern
Thu 10th: Oxford, Bullingdon
Fri 11th: York, Fibbers
Sat 12th: Newcastle, Cluny

New single announcement coming soon, but until then here’s the video for ‘Muscle Memory’.

Dananananaykroyd return with free download and tour dates.

Dananananaykroyd return with free download and tour dates.

Dananananaykroyd return with free download and tour dates.

Having taken a well-earned break and headed to Los Angeles to record their second album with Ross Robinson (At The Drive-in, Blood Brothers, Slipknot) Dananananaykroyd return on absolutely unstoppable form with a free download of brand new track ‘E Numbers’, available now from their Facebook page.

Following from the unhinged, pop-laced, twelve-legged joy of their debut album ‘Hey Everyone’, the band have honed their song writing and are now preparing to release a truly remarkable follow-up that more than delivers on the promise sown by their first outing.

The first taster from their sessions with Ross Robinson gets its first spin on Radio 1 this Monday evening, but the band are allowing fans to hear ‘E Numbers’ exclusively from their Facebook page today as they head out on their first tour of the year, taking Kid Adrift with them.

 Dananananaykroyd – E Numbers by WorkItMedia

And catch them on tour from this evening at the following venues:

Fri 25th Middlesborough Uncle Alberts
Sat 26th Dundee Doghouse
Sun 27th Aberdeen Cafe Drummond

Tue 1st Cambridge Haymakers
Wed 2nd Southampton Joiners
Fri 4th Sheffield The Harley
Sat 5th Liverpool The Shipping Forecast

Paul Thomson The Yummy Fur are due to play the London Buffalo Bar tonight.

Franz Ferdinand

Ferdinand’s Paul Thomson was part of a reunion of The Yummy Fur the day before yesterday  (January 7) at Nice And Sleazy’s in Glasgow.  The ’90s cult band, whose members went on to form Franz Ferdinand and 1990s, reunited for their first gig in over a decade to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their old label Guided Missile. Among the fans in the crowd were members of Mogwai, Arab Strap, Errors and Dananananaykroyd. Although present in the audience Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos decided not to return to his former band, instead leaving the bass duties to Guided Missile label boss Paul Kearney. Taking to the stage alongside band members Kearney and Thomson and Brian McDougall, frontman John McKeown thanked the crowd before leading the band into opener ‘Career Saver’.  Despite the sub-zero temperatures outside, the basement of the famous Glasgow club soon became hot and sweaty as fans pogoed to their favourites such as ‘Canadian Flag’ and ‘Plastic Cowboy’. Before playing ‘Department’, McKeown introduced the song by saying: “This song is for our other bass player, who is in the crowd tonight. His name is Alex, do you remember him?” The crowd responded with loud cheers and one fan even joked, “Who’s he?” Ending with ‘Shoot The Ridiculant’, McKeown thanked the crowd before joining the rest of his band in a group hug, as the crowd wooped and cheered. Speaking to our source after the show, McKeown, said: “It’s been the 10-year anniversary of The Yummy Fur finishing and the 15th anniversary of our old label Guided Missile, so we thought this was as good as any time to get back.  “You sometimes get these guys who come back and want to change everything to make it sound better or whatever. But tonight we just went out and had a lot of fun.”

The Yummy Fur played:

‘Career Saver’
‘Kirsty Cooper’
‘Company Of Woman’
‘St John Of The Cross’
‘Sexy World’
‘Kodak Nancy Europe’
‘Canadian Flag’
‘Roxy Girls’
‘Plastic Cowboys’
‘Chinese Bookie’
‘Shoot The Ridiculant’

Paul Thomson The Yummy Fur are due to play the London Buffalo Bar tonight.

Five Dutch Bands @ The Great Escape 2009

hospital_bombersDuring The Great Escape 2009 the Fly en musicXport.nl presents 3 nights of cutting edge music from the hottest British & Dutch bands.

The Great Escape has established itself as the leading event in Europe for showcasing new talent from around the world, aimed at ‘export ready’ bands and industry professionals. The Great Escape 2009 takes place on 14th, 15th and 16th May in Brighton, UK.

The Fly and musicXport.nl nights will be at Queens Hotel – Sandringham Suite, 1 Kings Road, Brighton.

Thursday 14th May
Amazing Baby (UK)
Bonne Aparte (NL)
The Naïve New Beaters (UK)
The Moi Non Plus (NL)

Friday 15th May
Dananananaykroyd (UK)
This City (UK)
Racoon (NL)

Saturday 16th May
Bombay Bicycle Club (UK)
Flashguns (UK)
Elle Bandita (NL)
The Hospital Bombers  (see picture) (NL)

More information: www.escapegreat.com

Hop Farm Festival announces The Twang and more.

the-twangPaul Weller, Editors, The Pigeon Detectives, Doves, and 2manydjs, are some of the first names announced for the Hop Farm Festival which this year has expanded to a two day event with camping.  The initial line-up for Saturday includes The Pigeon Detectives, Echo and the Bunnymen, Etienne De Crecy, Florence & The Machine, Noah And The Whale, Howling Bells, Dr.lektroluv, D.I.M, Jape, The Twilight Sad, Let’s Wrestle, and The Good The Bad.

Sunday’s line-up features Paul Weller, Editors, Doves, 2manydjs, Super Furry Animals, The Twang, (see photo)  Mystery Jets, Ladyhawke, Scratch Perverts, The Rifles, That Petrol Emotion, Alex Cooper, 65daysofstatic, Dananananaykroyd, Burn The Negative, and R.S.A.G.. With more acts still to be announced.

The Hop Farm Festival which is held at the Hop Farm Country Park, Kent for two days from Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July is run by Vince Power, who founded Mean Fiddler (now Festival Republic) before selling it to Live Nation and MCD.

The festival was held as a one day festival last year with one stage and headlined by Neil Young. The day before the site was used by The Mighty Boosh Festival, also run by Power.

Tickets are priced at £125 for a weekend ticket including camping and parking, day tickets are priced at £65 for either day. Career tickets are also available at half price but must be purchased in pairs.

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