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    The Dykeenies

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    1Dark Time lyrics
    2Symptoms lyrics
    3Feels Like Sleep lyrics
    4Stitches lyrics
    5Clean Up Your Eyes lyrics
    6Are You with Me Now? lyrics
    7Pick You Up lyrics
    Waiting for Go lyrics
    9Safe lyrics
    10Sounds of the City lyrics

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    1Nothing Means Everything [2007]


    The Dykeenies are a Scottish indie rock band from Cumbernauld, formed in 2005. The group consists of brothers Brian Henderson (vocals, synthesizers) and Andrew Henderson (bass guitar, backing vocals), along with Steven Ramsay (lead guitar, backing vocals) and John Kerr (drums, backing vocals). Since their formation, they have released one studio album, Nothing Means Everything, accompanied by three singles. After a worldwide tour, the band are working on their second album.

    The band played their first headline gig at the 350-capacity ABC2, a small venue in Glasgow in late 2005. The gig was a sell-out show. In November 2005, they were named as the inaugural "Artist of the Month" in the Your Sound competition; a scheme run by Glasgow music venue King Tut's Wah Wah Hut along with DF Concerts to project local unsigned talent. They would go on to play a sold-out show at King Tut's, despite only ever having appeared at the venue once before. As well as this, a demo version of the song "New Ideas" was included in Have Yourself a Filthy Little Christmas, a compilation album released as a free download by independent record label Filthy Little Angels on 12 December 2005. They progressed to play an even bigger venue in Glasgow when they supported Mystery Jets at Glasgow's Queen Margaret Union (one of two Student unions of Glasgow University) on 3 May 2006, despite at this point never having released a single.

    After winning the Your Sound competition, the band signed to King Tut's Recordings. Again, despite having released little or no material at the time, the band were asked to play the "T Break" stage at T in the Park in Kinross, Scotland, on 9 July 2006. A week later, The Dykeenies released their first single, a double a-side "New Ideas/Will It Happen Tonight?". A video was recorded for the former track, featuring the band playing inside King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. In September 2006, the band signed to independent record label Lavolta Records.

    Two months later, the band released their first EP through Lavolta, titled Waiting for Go. The release featured the title track, as well as tracks "Things You Cannot See", "Feels Like Sleep" and "Dark Time". It was produced by Jim Abbiss, who had previously worked with Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Bombay Bicycle Club; and mixed by previous New Order and Kaiser Chiefs collaborator Cenzo Townshend. Following the release of the EP, the band were invited by NME to play on the first ever four band O2 Rock N Roll Riot Tour, alongside The Horrors, The Fratellis and The Maccabees.

    The Dykeenies' musical style has been noted primarily as indie rock, with influences including The Cribs, Bloc Party and The Futureheads. Their musical style has also been compared to art rock and, more prominantly, art pop. God Is in the TV described "New Ideas" as sounding "like the first few tracks of Silent Alarm", as well as comparing "Will It Happen Tonight?" to We Are Scientists. Dykeenies have also stated that David Bowie is a major influence of the band, releasing an cover version of the song as part of their Live at the Apple Store, Glasgow EP. One particular live review even linked the band to the short-lived "New Rave" genre, as well as comparing lead singer Brian Henderson's vocals to that of Brian Molko. Nothing Means Everything has been noted as being a more mature pop album, with "The Panic" in particular noted as having dark lyrical content.

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