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Dinosaur Pile Up: video and gigs!

August 26, 2010 by  

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Dinosaur Pile Up: video and gigs!

DINOSAUR PILE-UP: Single ‘Mona Lisa’ out 27th September, 2010. Album artwork for debut ‘Growing Pains’ also unveiled – set for release 4th October, 2010 (Friends Vs Records)

Matt Bigland (vox/guitar) | Harry Johns (vox/guitar) | Mike Shiels (drums)

Following the success of ‘Birds And Planes’, Dinosaur Pile-Up are set to release new single ‘Mona Lisa’ digitally and as a 7” backed by B-side ‘Headspinner’ on 27th September. That’s the week before the band’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Growing Pains’ drops via indie label Friends Vs Records. Vocalist / guitarist Matt Bigland says of the track “Mona Lisa is about having no money, no time, living on instant noodles, with no heating. I was sitting in my room surrounded by crap and just thought ‘Hey, this is kind of like trying to paint my ‘Mona Lisa’”

The band have unveiled a music video befitting of such a melodic rock anthem-in-the-making which sees the members of the band taking on various characters. Several facts pertaining to the making of the video are as follows –

Bonus Fact 1: DPU made the bad guys’ costumes out of exercise balls and silver gaffa tape.
Bonus Fact 2: Matt’s giant head took 1.2 kilometers of plastic piping, 3,000 cable ties and a shit load of pink paper to make.
Bonus Fact 3: The dead dude under the white sheet in the doctors’ surgery is Matt’s best friend, Matt Maude. The pair wrote and co-directed the video together.

Produced with longtime collaborator James Kenosha, Dinosaur Pile-Up’s debut album ‘Growing Pains’ will be unleashed on the world the week after ‘Mona Lisa’ is released and the band will set off on a full headline tour shortly after that.

18 Norwich Arts Centre (warm up show)
25 Skipton Culture Shock Festival (warm up)
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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