Dinosaur Pile-Up are a band. ‘No shit’, you say, but to frontman Matt Bigland, they haven’t always felt like one. In fact, DPU as you know it has been eight years, two albums and countless tours in the making. Now though, completed by drummer Mike Sheils and bassist Jim Cratchley, they’ve reached their final form – recording an album as a full band for the first time ever. An album that sees them go harder, faster and terrifyingly heavier than ever before.
To give you an idea of Dinosaur Pile-Up’s definition of ‘hard and fast’ just glance at what they achieved on the live circuit last year alone. The States three times, Japan twice, Europe, India and their native UK. That’s a hell of an itinerary for a live show as notoriously savage as theirs.
And now it’s time to add the heavy. Wielding their third album, ELEVEN ELEVEN, Dinosaur Pile-Up are reborn – ravenous for bigger crowds, broader stages and the fresh blood of fans’ ears.
Sculpted by the expert hands of producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood) the crushing, jagged riffs of this third monster are the meat on the Dinosaur’s bones. If their career was a B-movie, then they just hit the scene where everyone starts running scared. Cities from here to the States are about to take a proper kicking.
Dinosaur Pile-Up will play The Dome, London on 11 November as part of a wider UK tour.