Black Wax

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"Black Wax"
Single by Dananananaykroyd
from the album
Hey Everyone!
Released 23 March 2009
Format CD single
Genre Indie pop
Length 4:03
Label Best Before Records
Songwriter(s) Duncan Robertson, David Roy, Calum Gunn, John Baillie Junior, Paul Carlin
Dananananaykroyd singles chronology
"Pink Sabbath"
(2008)
"Black Wax"
(2009)
"Some Dresses"
(2009)
"Pink Sabbath"
(2008)
"Black Wax"
(2009)
"Some Dresses"
(2009)

"Black Wax" is a single released by Glaswegian Indie rock band Dananananaykroyd. It was the second single released from their debut album Hey Everyone! and the first to be accompanied by a music video.

Writing and recording[edit]

The song's lyrics, written by vocalists John Baillie Jnr and Calum Gunn are about a dream John had about the thrill of having sex on a bus made of drums (with another musician, but he won't say who) in an underground world in Paris, and trying to conserve the feeling by sealing it in a wax lined tin.

Release[edit]

The CD single was released on Best Before Records on 23 March 2009. On the single version of the song (also used for the music video) the word "fucking" in the line "take her fucking back" is edited to sound like a skipped record. The b-side was a non-album track called No Wage.

Following the release of Hey Everyone!, Black Wax was given away for free by iTunes as part of their Single of the Week campaign.

Video[edit]

The budget music video features the band performing the song in a small practise room with a wolf and girl. It was filmed in the basement of "333", a nightclub in Shoreditch, London.

Critical reaction[edit]

Culture Deluxe called it "surprisingly good" and "a summery, feel good anthem that would kick-start any party".[1] In a review by NME Black Wax was named as one of the "must hear" tracks from Hey Everyone!. Beat Surrender called it "utterly brilliant stuff".[2]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

The song is featured on EA Sports game, FIFA 10.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Gibby, "Reviews", Culture Deluxe, 30 March 2009, http://www.culturedeluxe.com/archive/news_item3d43.html?id=5664
  2. ^ The Beat Surrender, http://www.thebeatsurrender.co.uk/reviews/records/black-wax-dananananaykroyd[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Robert Leedham, "Dananananaykroyd: There is a Way", Drowned In Sound, 21 June 2011, http://drownedinsound.com/releases/16298/reviews/4142959

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