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Dinosaur Pile Up Dates
Fri Dec 17, 2021 New Date
Dinosaur Pile Up & Nova Twins
O2 Guildhall Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Sun Dec 19, 2021 New Date
Dinosaur Pile Up & Nova Twins
Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Dinosaur Pile Up Biography

Dinosaur Pile-Up are an English alternative rock band who formed in late 2007. Hailing from Leeds, West Yorkshire. Current members are lead singer and guitarist Matt Bigland, drummer Mike Sheils and bassist Johnny Seymour. They are also often compared with the Seattle grunge scene of the early 90s.

Dinosaur Pile-Up formed after Matt Bigland’s old band Mother Vulpine split up back in 2007. Matt had been creating songs used for Dinosaur Pile-Up whilst he was in Mother Vulpine. Matt recorded a demo tape consisting of the songs “My Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Love Is a Boat and We’re Sinking”, “Melanin”, “Let’s Get Up”, “What Howard Said” and “I Get My Direction” whilst he was still in Mother Vulpine. A short time later, after Mother Vulpine broke up, Matt recruited Tom Dunford on bass and Steve Wilson on drums to complete the line up.

Matt Bigland has said he thought of the name ‘Dinosaur Pile-Up’ after watching the 2005 film King Kong. Matt Bigland has said in an interview; “I watched the remake of King Kong. Which was pretty bad! It was ages ago, before this band, or even the idea of this band ever existed. Anyway, there was this part in it where this stampede of dinosaurs, the front one is shot in the leg or something, and it trips up, and then all these huge dinosaurs trip up, roll down this hill, and it just ends up in this massive pile up, and everything in between them survives. I thought it was ridiculous, and as a joke I said, I have to start a band called Dinosaur Pile-Up.

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