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The Dykeenies

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The Dykeenies are an art pop four piece named after the race of creatures from the movie “Willow”.

Hailing from the Glaswegian satellite town of Cumbernauld, they comprise of two brothers – Brian (vocals/synths), and Andrew Henderson (bass) – and two childhood friends, Steven Ramsay (guitar) and John Kerr (drums), all aged between 20 and 25. There were originally 5 members but Alan Henderson (guitar) left in December 2008.

Since they formed in the summer of 2005, The Dykeenies have played numerous sold out shows around Scotland, as well as supporting the likes of Maxïmo Park, The Fratellis and Mystery Jets.

The band got their big break when they played the “Your Sound” night - a platform for unsigned talent, at Glasgow’s legendary King Tuts, the venue where an unknown Oasis were signed on the spot by the then head of Creation Records, Alan Mcgee in 1993. The Dykeenies became the first signing to the King Tuts’ Recordings label, whose aim is to release one off singles by new bands with a view to bringing them to the attention of other labels.

The double A side single, “New Ideas/Will It Happen Tonight” was released in July 2006 and was a perfect showcase for their angular punk pop melodies. It did the trick. They have secured reams of glowing press from the Scottish media as well as a playlist on XFM Scotland and London. The single also brought them to the attention of Steve Lamacq, who supported the release and invited the band to do a live session.

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  • AplusR96

    Underrated

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Space_Urchin

    too bad I only just started listening to them, really great songs all around!

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • AllegedLegend

    The second album is so good, gutted they split! Reckon they had a few more great tunes to come out of them. Where has the Dyke gone in my life

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Capanos

    2nd album beats the first hands down imo.

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • lilcia14

    miss you guys.

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • ineffablelight

    Yeah, they split up about a month ago.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • saythissooner

    they split up?????????????????

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • JTLDN

    i liked the first album, but i can understand why they split. it's not like their new album made any sort of impression. i could only even google one proper review of it in a local newspaper.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • lilcia14

    The band have already split up, so please, somebody add the 2nd anywhere. So sad guys ;(

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • saythissooner

    Fruit <3

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • aileen365

    New album is worth the wait.

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • lilcia14

    I can only dream about their concert in Poland.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Capanos

    New albums quality

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mmikaela

    simplify!

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • DeathMask1

    Days don't slow down <3 underrated

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • mavas

    After several years of listening to these guys, I still love this! There is so much energy in the songs. Please come outside the UK to do a European tour! You have never done that before. I, and many others would love that.

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • mmikaela

    waintinzzz

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • MurdererThief

    Хорошие. Хотелось бы что-то от них ещё услышать.

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • freezZa

    wheres the new album???

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • saythissooner

    wheres the new album? :/

    13 May 2011 Reply
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