Original singer Giles Bailey left after the release of the bands first two singles and was replaced by Gunn. Drummer James Hamilton left the band after the release of their debut EP “Sissy Hits”. Bassist Laura Hyde left the band in June 2009.
In 2006 Dananananaykroyd released two limited edition 7” singles, “Totally Bone” and “Some Dresses” on Moshi Moshi and Jealous Records respectively. A Japan-only CD EP, collecting both singles, was later released on Kanazawa’s Klee/Rallye records. Singer Giles Bailey left the group and was replaced by drummer Calum Gunn while John Baillie Jnr joined the band on drums and additional lead vocals.
Dananananaykroyd released their first EP, Sissy Hits, on London-based Holy Roar Records in June 2008. Shortly after, they introduced ex-Russia drummer Paul Carlin as their new (other) drummer after James Hamilton of Errors left the band. Dananananaykroyd signed to Best Before Records shortly thereafter, and recorded their debut full-length album Hey Everyone! in the US with producer Machine.
The band have toured the UK extensively with bands such as Foals and in 2009 completed a European tour with the Kaiser Chiefs. They played at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2009.
In June 2009, the band announced that bass player Laura Hyde had left, and would be replaced on tour by Ryan McGinness.
In August 2009 during a concert in Sydney, Australia, near the beginning of the band’s set, singer John Baillie Junior jumped off stage and broke his arm causing the band to cancel the remainder of their Australian tour, as well as appearances at Pukkelpop and Belladrum festivals. Baillie snapped both bones that run from the wrist to the elbow, shearing a large chunk of bone from his elbow. Emergency surgery was needed in Sydney to fix the injury, leaving four metal screws in his arm permanently. His return show (with Calum and John sharing vocals duties) was Reading Festival only 3 weeks later which the band opened, playing to 10,000+ people on the Radio 1/NME stage. Baillie has said that one day he wants to return to the venue in Sydney and continue the show from the floor where he fell and from the point in the set where it was cut short.
The song “Black Wax” is featured in the highly popular football video game FIFA 10.
The band are currently writing their 2nd album which has the working title of either Jimmy Shuttleworth: How Much Is Your Shuttle Worth? or We’ve Got Hings, due out in 2010. A few songs expected to be present on the second album have been played in their recent UK and Europe tour such as Jigsaw Rickshaw.
Edited by IRONICtypo on 30 Sep 2011, 20:49
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