Dananananaykroyd started life in January of 2006 when members James Hamilton (drums) and David Roy (guitar)'s former band Multiplies disbanded. From their friends they culled together the six-piece Dananananaykroyd lineup to alter the archetypical Glaswegian band image of art school types like Belle & Sebastian
or Franz Ferdinand
. Drawing inspiration from the Fall
, Black Flag
, and Sonic Youth
, these young contenders soon found themselves drawing massive interest with their very peculiar and heavy brand of fight-pop -- an antidote to everything posed, packaged, and poised in the current world of indie rock.
In late 2006, Giles Bailey quit as Dananananaykroyd's vocalist. Calum Gunn moved from drums to vocals, and John Baillie Junior took over the drum stool. Debut single "Totally Bone" was released through Moshi Moshi in 2006, to be followed by "Some Dresses" on Jealous Records later the same year. Due to problems at their record company the first proper EP Sissy Hits was pushed back and was released by Dananananaykroyd's new label Holy Roar in April 2008. ~ Sven Schlijper, Rovi