Dinosaur Pile-Up Unveil Single, Album & Tour!
aaamusic | On 30, Jun 2010
Led by the single ‘Birds And Planes’, released on digital download and limited-edition 7” vinyl, available just prior to the album on July 26, ‘Growing Pains’ is the sound of a one of the UKs most exciting bands hitting their stride, Dinosaur Pile-Up. It comes, following a handful of introductory independent releases over the past year and a bit, after which the band’s frontman and creative force Matt Bigland entered Bridlington’s Lodge Studios with producer James Kenosha to record the debut, taking place over January and February this year. The result is a storming rock powerhouse of big pop songs driven by the kind of wall shaking undercurrent only a three piece can muster.
Bigland says of the album: “I know it sounds bent but I liked the idea of people to be able to sing along to the songs, even if they were singing about being hated or upset. I wanted to make a record that kicks people in the face whilst getting stuck in their head.”
Their career to date was led by the January 2009 debut 7″ single ‘My Rock N Roll’, followed by a second single ‘Traynor’, and last year’s summer release, modestly titled ‘The Most Powerful EP In The Universe’ – which spawned songs such as ‘Summer Hit Single’, ‘Beach Bug’ and ‘Cat Attack’.
Their live plot to date has seen them tour with a rich cast of bands including a UK/European jaunt with the Pixies in December, and a French tour with Violens for the coveted Les Inrocks tour last Spring. On the festival circuit the band has shared stages with Them Crooked Vultures on the Radio One tent at last year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, and they headlined NME’s Halloween spectacular at Koko last October. Elsewhere they have performed alongside Future Of The Left, Pulled Apart By Horses and The Automatic, and last summer stormed the festival circuit performing at Bestival, Oxegen, T In The Park, and aforementioned Reading and Leeds festivals.
They will return to the live stage this September with a headline run ahead of the album’s release. ‘Growing Pains’ will be available digitally and on CD / Vinyl.
Dinosaur Pile-Up on tour:
Sep 13th York Stereo
Sep 14th Manchester Ruby Lounge
Sep 15th Notts Bodega Social Club
Sep 16th Bristol Cooler
Sep 17th London KCLSU
Sep 19th Exeter Timepiece
Sep 20th Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Sep 21nd Liverpool Masque
Sep 22nd Edinburgh Electric Circus
Sep 23rd Glasgow King Tuts
Sep 24th Leeds Cockpit
Sep 27th Stoke Sugarmill
Sep 28th Brighton Coalition
Sep 29th Cambridge Haymakers
Sep 30th Sheffield Plug
Oct 1st Crewe The Box