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DINOSAUR PILE-UP tour begins!

October 7, 2010 by  

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DINOSAUR PILE-UP tour begins!

DINOSAUR PILE-UP: Debut album ‘Growing Pains’ out this week. UK headline tour underway

DINOSAUR PILE-UP’s long-awaited debut album ‘Growing Pains’ was released this week to a deluge of critical acclaim. The album has been hand-picked by Zane Lowe as his album of the week which means the DJ is playing out album tracks every night on his show this week. Stand-out track from the album ‘My Rock ‘n Roll’ is featured on the iTunes store this week as their free Single of The Week. You can check it out here Dinosaur Pile-Up are now ready to put some serious miles under their belt and are about to embark on a nationwide headline tour which will see the band bringing their pop’n’roll amalgamation of super sweet melody and darker rock tendencies to a series of venues across the country over a three week period.

‘Growing Pains’ features band signature tunes, ‘My Rock’n’roll’ and ‘Traynor’, but singer / guitarist Matt Bigland’s songwriting has expanded, spreading out to widen the DP-U canvas. The fizzing first single from the record ‘Birds And Planes’ sees Matt fly off on a fantasy stream of consciousness that recalls the vintage twisted highs of Weezer and Pavement. ‘Never That Together’ incorporates Berlin-era Beatles into the DP-U vision, and ‘Hey Man’ scales new heights of emotional melodrama, lurching from pin-drop quiet into a huge, lurching grunge beast. Latest single ‘Mona Lisa’ has an enormously addictive melody underpinned by a monstrous riff.

DP-U has undergone a number of line-up changes since its inception, and the band returns with two new faces in bassist Harry Johns and drummer Mike Sheils. Mike replaces Steve Wilson who has since joined Japanese Voyeurs, while Harry (formerly of Old Romantic Killer Band) replaces bassist and long time friend of Matt, Tom Dornford-May, who has taken his musical vision in a new direction.

OCTOBER (headline tour w/support from Turbowolf)
6 Stoke Sugarmill
7 Wrexham Central Station
8 Liverpool Masque
10 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
11 Exeter Timepiece
12 Bristol Cooler
13 Brighton Coalition
14 Southampton Joiners
16 Sheffield Plug
17 Nottingham Bodega
18 Cambridge Haymakers
19 London KCLSU
21 Manchester Ruby Lounge
22 Crewe The Box
24 Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
25 Glasgow Nice N Sleazy
26 York Stereo
27 Leeds Cockpit



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