I’ve seen this band’s name floating around for a little while now, and I refused to listen to them. I figured “hell, with a name like that this band probably totally sucks, and just hopes that some publication like NME will think the band name is marketable and help make Dananananaykroyd the next shitty UK gossip-music-magazine indie-buzz-band.”
Well, I decided to actually listen to Dananananaykroyd’s debut LP today, and wow was I ever right about this band. The album was absolutely horrendous. But you know what I was wrong about? I figured – based on a combination of their band name & public relations campaign – that Danananananaykroyd would sound like a bad rip-off of Los Campesinos! meets Art Brut meets Bloc Party. But they don’t really sound like that at all. They sound like some sort of awful semi-mainstream pop-screamo genre for which I’m not able to drop name comparisons (although I’m sure there are bands like this out there, I’m just not familiar with them).
I’m not going to put myself through listening to Hey Everyone again, so I won’t go into any further depth about just how badly their music sucks. But what I will say is that NME.com and whoever else has been pushing this band aught to be ashamed of themselves. Danananananananananananananananananaykroyd doesn’t even deserve to be the next shitty UK gossip-music-magazine indie-buzz-band; and that is seriously saying something.