Dinosaur Pile-Up are a 3 Piece Alt Rock trio from Leeds, reminiscent of early Foo Fighters with Matt Bigland on guitar and vocals, Harry Johns on bass and Mike Sheils on drums, their album Growing Pains is out now and well worth a listen. Last night (19/10/10) they played at Tutu’s @ Kings College London Student Union with support from Turbowolf.
Turbowolf were up at 8:30, they are a four piece heavy rock band from Bristol, their Big Cut EP is available from their website. They were an entertaining band, a little on the OTT side of rock (all the classic rock gestures included, and the drummer whose face is masked by a wall of hair). That aside they put a lot of energy into their show and seemed grateful to be playing, although the crowd were quite reserved (with a few exceptions). A member of the audience did heckle them laying into the singers appearance branding him as the 118 guy, which he did not like too much. They were however a pretty decent support act none the less.
9:45, and Dinosaur Pile-Up arrive on stage, 15 minutes later than expected due to some technical issues, but when they arrived on stage they rocked out with Barce-Loner. They have the classic grunge look about them, with Matt (lead singer/guitarist) with his hair in his eyes and what appears to be a note to himself on the setlist stating “HAIR OUT of EYES” which made me laugh.
They played through an 11 song set, including their latest single which has had some fairly decent radio coverage, Mona Lisa and one of my personal favourites My Rock and Roll. The set was lacking Cat Attack, which some of the crowd were calling out for them to play, but you can’t get everything I guess. It was date 12 in a string of 18 UK tour dates spanning from Southampton to Edinburgh, and when they left the stage the crowd were calling for more. This gave them their first encore of the current tour, and they finished their set with All Around The World.
Dinosaur Pile-Up’s setlist was:
3. Opposite’s Attract
4. Mona Lisa
5. Never That Together
6. Love To Hate Me
7. Broken Knee
8. Maybe It’s You
9. My Rock Roll
10. Birds & Planes
11. Hey You (Home You Ruin)
12. All Around The World
P.s. thanks to http://a-note-for-the-outcast.tumblr.com/ for bringing my attention to this band in one of her blog entries.Source: Flickr / fallenstarphotography