Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced their fourth album Celebrity Mansions, which is set for release on June 7th via their brand-new partnership with Parlophone Records.
To mark the announcement the band have released the new single ‘Thrash Metal Cassette’, which premiered last night as Daniel P. Carter’s ‘Rockest Record’ on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. The song smacks you in the face then spits on the floor with its chugging grunge riffs and enraptured punk chorus celebrating life on the road as a touring rock band. Listen to the track now below.
The full throttle introduction to Dinosaur Pile-Up’s new album sets the pace for Celebrity Mansions, a record that sizzles with big melodies, skewered through with raw, intoxicating emotion.
Songs like ‘Back Foot’ take the slacker rock template and apply a coating of gonzo heavy metal, which results in the most fun combination of guitar, bass and drums you’ve heard in an age. Elsewhere tracks such as ‘Pouring Gasoline’ and ‘Round The Bend’ feature the most monumentally sized choruses in the history of Dinosaur Pile-Up and play as undeniable proof of frontman Matt Bigland’s growing diversity as a songwriter. It’s the album closer ‘Long Way Down’ that illustrates this in the most poignant way, being the prettiest, warmest, loveliest song he has perhaps ever committed to tape. Fittingly, it’s about his late father.
Regarding the forthcoming album Celebrity Mansions, Matt says, “It’s a reference to when we were on tour, questioning whether we’d wasted our lives doing this, wondering if we’d ever get a break. I’d see what you’d call ‘Influencers’ on Instagram. Popstars making money from being attractive. People with seemingly nothing to say. And I’d just think, ‘Surely there’s more to life than this. Surely people want more than this. Surely they want some substance. I mean, we’re talking about music. It matters.’”
Fans will be able to get the first taste of Celebrity Mansions live at Download Festival before Dinosaur Pile-Up embark on a huge tour across the US with Shinedown throughout June and July (see attached itinerary).
Now signed to a major label, Dinosaur Pile-Up are set to ruffle feathers and break the mould as they release their most punk rock and in-your-face material to date. With Celebrity Mansions they’re set to prove how vital and pivotal British rock music is today.
DINOSAUR PILE UP
ON TOUR 2019
6/21 – 7/27 – Shinedown North American Arena Tour
16 – Donington – Download Festival
21 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
23 –Simpsonville, SC – CCMB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
26 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
28 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
29 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
01 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
03 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
05 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
06 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
09 – Toronto, Canada – RBC Echo Beach
10 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
13 – Detroit, MI – Riff Fest at DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
18 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
20 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
21 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
24 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
26 – Kent, WA – accesso ShoWare Center
27 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater