|Dinosaur Pile–Up — Eleven Eleven (16th October 2015)|
Dinosaur Pile–Up — Eleven Eleven (16th October 2015)
• Dinosaur Pile–Up je moderní alternativní rocková kapela z Leedsu, Yorkshire. Hrají heavy grunge, podobný stylu Alice In Chains a Soundgarden. Přes tuto podobnost, Dinosaur Pile–Up strávili posledních 8 let vytvářením jedinečné vlastní identity. Rychlost a agrese jsou charakteristikou jejich alb, všech představení a poslední album Eleven Eleven není výjimkou.
• Pilotní singl ‘11: 11’ je vlastně docela dobrou reprezentací celého alba, nejsilnější atmosférický efekt cítím v ‘Nothing Personal’ a ‘Cross My Heart [*]’ , jenom je to celé více dark. Hodnotím zpěv 8, instrumentace 9, Flow 8, originalita 8, produkce 9, nadčasovost 9. Album Eleven Eleven je jistě třeba mít na paměti jako jeden z vrcholů současného povstání grunge z hrobu zapomnění.Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Album release: 16th October 2015
Record Label: Double Cross / So Recordings
01 11:11 4:05
02 Red and Purple 3:36
03 Grim Valentine 3:05
04 Friend of Mine 2:19
05 Nothing Personal 3:44
06 Anxiety Trip 3:41
07 Might as Well 3:54
08 Gimme Something 1:39
09 Bad Penny 2:48
10 Crystalline 3:42
11 Willow Tree 3:09
12 Cross My Heart 4:01
• Matt Bigland Gibson Explorer, Gibson SG, 1965 non–reverse Firebird
• Michael Sheils and
• Jim Cratchley
by Rod Yates | November 2nd, 2015 12:18:PM EST | SCORE: ****
• Brandishing a sound as heavy as their name suggests, this Leeds trio hark back to the days when Seattle was the epicentre of the musical universe. To label them mere grunge revivalists would, however, be unfair — as with Royal Blood (with whom they share a producer, Tom Dalgety) the band worship at the altar of the riff, injecting dynamics and melody into the equation with a beefed–up vigour that makes this a very modern concern indeed. With a sense of melody that falls somewhere between Nirvana and Failure, the likes of “Friend Of Mine” and “Willow Tree” are like sonic shots of adrenaline, “Anxiety Trip” is as sludgy as molasses, while “Crystalline” proves the trio know their way around a good chorus. Textured closer “Cross My Heart” suggests the band are capable of broadening their sonic palette — hopefully we’ll see more of that on album four. • http://rollingstoneaus.com/
Andrew Gordon | 06 Oct 2015 | SCORE: ***
Alex Lynham | SCORE: ****
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Artist Biography by Scott Kerr
• Founded in 2007 as the solo project of Leeds, U.K. songwriter and former Mother Vulpine frontman Matthew Bigland, Dinosaur Pile–Up emerged from that city’s alternative rock scene and soon drew comparisons to U.S. college rock and grunge acts from the previous decade. The band’s playful name derived from a scene in the 2005 remake of King Kong, where Apatosauruses are ambushed and clatter into a pile, or as Bigland interpreted it, a Dinosaur Pile–Up. Although the personnel of their on–stage rhythm section fluctuated over the years, the consistency of their studio sound was a result of Bigland playing each instrument on many of their recordings. However, by 2014 they’d settled on a lineup that included ex–Brownies drummer Mike Sheils and Bigland’s longtime friend and former Tribes bassist Jim Cratchley.
• The band’s breakthrough release, 2009’s The Most Powerful EP in the Universe!!, was a five–track record of up–front and in–your–face rock songs, with huge riffs injected into both “Opposites Attract” and “Beach Bug.” Many were quick to draw attention to the band’s similarity to Nirvana and the alt–rock of Foo Fighters, and the stand–alone single Traynor, from the same year, is a burning example of the grunge revival sound for which they are noted. Their frenzied live performances during this period saw word spread quickly of their presence on the thriving Leeds music scene. • Original members Tom Dornford–May (bass) and Steve Wilson (drums) were also present for a prestigious late–2009 tour with the Pixies, but it was the departure of those players that inspired Bigland’s next move.
• Growing Pains, the debut Dinosaur Pile–Up full–length, was released in October 2010. It 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. The record’s brilliance was in its simplicity, as displayed on the singles “Mona Lisa” and “My Rock & Roll,” which burst with chugging guitars and pop–tinged choruses. Following the album’s sessions, drummer Mike Sheils and bass player Harry Johns soon entered the fray in time for a full tour of the U.K. Sheils and Bigland had bonded over a shared love of Weezer’s “blue album,” and this lineup stood the test of extensive tours of Europe between 2011 and 2013.
• Back in the studio, Bigland once again took sole responsibility for recording duties in preparation of a second album, 2013’s Nature Nurture. This time around, producers Ian Davenport and Tom Dalgety assisted with the sessions, which took place over a two–month period at both Rockfield Studios in Wales and Courtyard Studios in Oxford. • By the time the record had started to raise their profile in the U.S. — upon its release there in early 2014 — 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.
|Dinosaur Pile–Up — Eleven Eleven (16th October 2015)|