Dananananaykroyd Lead Scottish charge on Texas

Feature by Ryan Drever | 18 Mar 2009
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It's that time again for the annual Texan musical pilgrimage known as South By Southwest. Starting today (18th) and running until the 22nd, the live music portion of the festival will see a range of special showcases and events taking place, featuring a vast array of bands from the far reaches of the earth, as well as some of our own home-grown talent. You can read Edinburgh band FOUND's Texas tour blog here.

Dananananaykroyd, who - along with several other noble ambassadors (including Twin Atlantic, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and the Proclaimers - no, seriously) - will be heading up the Scottish invasion. Guitarist Duncan Robertson, fresh from the band's recent jaunt across Europe with The Kaiser Chiefs, was kind enough to lend us some words on what he expects from the festival:

"Over the last few months, whenever we've met bands that have been over there before, we've always tried to get their advice on what it's like so, i think for the most part we've to expect LOTS of barbequed meat! Apparently all the parties there are free too, and there's free booze, so i expect to party hard!

"We're doing four shows over the few days so we're going to be decently busy without being totally snowed under, which is good, because we really want to see Devo. Maps and Atlases are playing too, and Camera Obscura, so it'd be good to check them out, but i could get so carried away and excited about seeing all these bands that I end up missing everyone. But Devo -- that's the one I'm concerned about!'

Dananananaykroyd launch debut album Hey Everyone at The Arches, on 6 April.

They also play Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh on 7 April.