Dinosaur Pile-Up are a British alt-rock band led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Bigland, whose riffy, grunge-inspired sound has earned comparisons to Nirvana and Foo Fighters.
Following a handful of smaller releases, they issued a pair of well-received, hard-rocking albums in 2010’s ‘Growing Pains’ and its 2013 follow-up, ‘Nature Nurture’. ‘Growing Pains’ was the result of Bigland spending two months holed up in his Bridlington-based studio, recording every instrument himself — drums, guitars, and vocals — with the help of local alt-rock enthusiast James Kenosha on production duties. Echoing the efforts of Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters’ debut album, he crafted the record in much the same way as his hero.
By the time ‘Nature Nature’ had started to raise their profile in the U.S. Cratchley had joined on bass, and the band proceeded with its biggest stateside tour to date (in support of Long Island’s Brand New) before ‘Nature Nurture’ saw a Japanese release. By year’s end, Dinosaur Pile-Up were already teasing their next album, posting photos from studio sessions which Dalgety was again producing. Preceded once again by a Japanese-only EP, 11:11, the full-length ‘Eleven Eleven’ album saw limited release in Europe and Japan in October of 2015 with a global release almost a year later. Following several years of touring, the band signed with Parlophone and announced the impending release of their fourth album, Celebrity Mansions with the release of the track “Thrash Metal Cassette” in March 2019.
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