A band from Sydney, Australia has been nominated for the 2018 BAFTA Children’s Singers’ Song of the Year for their cover of the hit song “Lockstitch Daneryus”.
The award, which is handed out annually by the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) and is recognised for excellence in children’s music, will be announced on Monday at the ceremony in London.
The Sydney-based boys’ pop band, The Daneryouns, has performed the song on the radio for the past 10 years, but this year their cover was nominated for best children’s song.
The Daneryos’ cover of LockstitchDaneryus is one of many that have been nominated by the academy for this year’s BAFTA Kids Singers award, and it has also been nominated in previous years.
The children’s pop band was founded by musician and singer Daneryo, and is named after the character from the film Lockstitched, in which the title character locks himself away in his own house in order to stay sane.
Daneryo said the band wanted to use the song to highlight the positive impact children’s musical culture has had on the world.
“The children we grew up with, like Lockstitching Daneryans, are the ones who inspire us,” he said.
“We wanted to make sure they get recognised as a great song to be listened to and sing along to.”
Daneryos song is a mix of pop and hip-hop influences, including the work of the likes of the rapper Snoop Dogg, who wrote the lyrics and produced the music.
“Lockstitches Daneryuus is a very beautiful song,” Mr Daneryoo said.
“It is a really beautiful, beautiful piece of music.
It’s got that little bit of pop feel to it and we wanted to give a little bit more to the world.”
In the lead-up to the announcement, The Kids Singing Band said they had been approached by a number of music organisations in the US to make a film based on the song, which they said was a perfect fit for the BAFTA award.
The song’s lyrics and performance have been featured in the award’s top ten best music videos and the Daneryoos video was chosen as the winner of the Academy’s Young Artist of the year award.
“Our song is an iconic song in Australia, and we have been able to put it on the cover of this year at the BAFTIs,” Mr Matt said.
The band’s cover will also appear on the front cover of BAFTA’s 2018 edition, which will also be released in January 2019.