Posted by kluster on August 24, 2009
During their recent Australian tour Dananananaykroyd guitarist, Duncan Robertson and drummer, Paul Carlin took some time out from online activities in their manager’s Sydney hotel room to talk to Kluster’s Editor-in-Chief, Kat Hartmann.
Covered: The role of the internet in the fight to keep their on-tour sanity. Jokes that turn bad only to come good again. Library gigs in Glasgow. Mafia movers in New Jersey. Recording with Machine at the Machine Shop. Finishing one another’s sentences.
Kat Hartmann: Let’s start with the name. Correct pronunciation?
Duncan Robertson: Split it into three parts, so it goes, ‘dana’ and then ‘nana’ and then ‘naykroyd’. Then you’ve got Dananananaykroyd.
'Black Wax' - Dananananaykroyd
KH: Obviously Dan Aykroyd is the inspiration?
DR: We’re fans of his but not as much as you would think - having named our band after him. We just think he’s got a really good name. It is already quite funny so…
Paul Carlin: Basically the name came about by accident. It was a drunken joke gone wrong, or gone right, however you want to look at it.
DR: The joke went wrong but then the band went right.
DR: We didn’t think the band would do as much as it is doing.
PC: We were not meant to be this successful [laughs, then with mock sincerity]. But it’s too late to go back now.More...