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 Maximo Park, The Fratellis and Mystery Jets.
Hailing from the Glaswegian satellite town of Cumbernauld, they comprise of three brothers Ã¢Â€Â“ Brian (vocals/synths), Alan (guitar) and Andrew Henderson (bass) Ã¢Â€Â“ and two childhood friends, Steven Ramsay (guitar) and John Kerr (drums).
A limited edition double A side single, Ã¢Â€ÂœNew Ideas/Will It Happen TonightÃ¢Â€Â 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 radio support from XFM Scotland and London and Steve Lamacq.
Lavolta Records signed them in the autumn and released a limited edition EP, Ã¢Â€ÂœWaiting For GoÃ¢Â€Â
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The Brits teamed up at the Hollywood Rose Bowl to perform a cover of The Purple One's 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.