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Thursday, March 17 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinosaur Pile-Up

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Dinosaur Pile-Up is a British three piece which was formed by frontman and songwriter Matt Bigland after the demise of his former group, Muther Vulpine, in late 2008. Named after a scene in the Hollywood remake of King Kong, the band take musical inspiration from the US bands that shaped early nineties rock such as Weezer, Foo Fighters, The Presidents Of The United States Of America and Jimmy Eat World, and frontman Bigland attributes his decision to record much of the band's material independently of his band mates to the influence of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who wrote, recorded and performed both of the Foo Fighters first two albums. My Rock N Roll, was one of the first songs written by Bigland as Dinosaur Pile-Up, and the track was re-recorded with producer/engineer Rich Wilkinson (The Magic Numbers, Adele, Arctic Monkeys) to become their first independently released single in 2009, coming out on the UK label, Friends Vs Records. Another single, entitled Traynor, recorded in the same sessions, became the band's second release. Both enjoyed strong specialist radio support in the UK and led to the band signing a global deal with EMI Music Publishing. Over summer of 2009, Bigland entered the studio with producer and fellow Leeds native James Kenosha to record the summer EP, The Most Powerful EP In The Universe, which spawned the radio hit, Summer Hit Single and Beach Bug. The release accompanied a busy festival season for the band which included dates at Reading and Leeds, Oxegen, T In The Park and Bestival. The band also toured Europe with the Pixies, and toured the UK with The Kills, The Automatic, Feeder and many others. In early 2010, Bigland entered the studio with Kenosha on his own to record the band's debut album, Growing Pains. After it's completion, the band signed a deal with the independent label behind their early releases, Friends Vs Records, to license and distribute the album in the, striking a deal with leading independent distributor to distribute and market the album. The band returned with a new line-up. Original bass player Tom Dornford-May, left due to creative differences and original drummer Steve Wilson joined fellow Brits, Japanese Voyeurs as their permanent drummer. They were replaced by Mike Sheils on drums, and Harry Johns on bass guitar. Growing Pains was released in the UK on October 2010, generating glowing press and so far enjoying two playlisted Radio One singles with Birds and Planes, and Mona Lisa. The third single, a new recording of My Rock N Roll followed in early 2011.

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Dinosaur Pile-Up


Thursday March 17, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto

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