(Friends Vs Records)


‘Our money’s on Dinosaur Pile-Up delivering one of the best British rock debuts in recent years.’ NME

‘Proof that indie band’s don’t have to choose between noodling or landfill. As exciting as you could wish for.’ The Guardian

‘The perfect soundtrack to a monster collision.’ Kerrang

‘Dinosaur Pile-Up are here to show us the error of our ways. Thank them.’ The Fly

‘Growing Pains’, the debut album from Leeds trio Dinosaur Pile-Up, will be released via Friends Vs Records this September.

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. 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 Crooked Vultures on the Radio One tent at last year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, and they headline 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:

September 13th York – Stereo (*warm up show)

September 14th Manchester – Ruby Lounge

September 15th Nottingham – Bodega Social Club

September 16th Bristol – Cooler

September 17th London – KCLSU

September 19th Exeter – Timepiece

September 20th Birmingham – Hare and Hounds

September 21nd Liverpool – Masque

September 22nd Edinburgh – Electric Circus

September 23rd Glasgow – King Tuts

September 24th Leeds – Cockpit

September 27th Stoke – Sugarmill

September 28th Brighton – Coalition

September 29th Cambridge – Haymakers

September 30th Sheffield – Plug

October 1st Crewe – The Box


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