Monday, December 19, 2011

STN Albums Of The Year no.12: Dananananaykroyd - There Is A Way

The fight-pop avatars' dissolvement last month may have robbed us of a universally acclaimed spectacular live band, but they could turn that controlled chaos on in the studio just as well. Ross Robinson's production aided a sense that everyone is pulling melodically together more by luck than judgement, as while the razor sharp riffs are more straight ahead and most of the hooks more radio friendly and less likely to imminently come to pieces Calum Gunn and John Baillie Jnr are still bellowing over each other in accents thick enough to sound both friendly and threatening. An assault on the senses at times but their indie-positive hardcore tornado may be unique in execution, taut high wire theatrics charging for the deep run heart of the most exhiliarating spiky post-hardcore people with an eye on a curious idea of pop melody can manage. You'll tell your kids about them one day and they'll be amazed.


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