Sam from Last Dinosaurs talks to Bobbysix.com about their album, Brisbane and D'Angelo:
Last Dinosaurs are four fellas from Brisbane trying to make a name for ourselves out there in the world. We write indie pop rock music and rehearse in a storage warehouse. We came together over a mutual love of rudiments, riffs, climbing shit, jumping off aforementioned shit, Phoenix, bikes and The Strokes.
Our debut album, In a Million Years, is being released on March 2nd. We spent three weeks in July 2011 in Sydney's (now extinct) Big Jesus Burger studios recording songs we'd written over the previous two years. We brought in our buddy Jean-Paul Fung in to co-produce and engineer the record then sent it off the Elliot James in the UK for mixing. We're all stoked with how it's turned out and can't wait to unleash it on people.
Brisbane is doing really well right now in terms of bands. We’re best mates with a heap of the bands coming up (Gung Ho, Dune Rats, The Cairos, Millions, Mitzi, The Jungle Giants, the Medics, DZ Deathrays and I’m sure some I’ve forgotten). We've developed a really supportive culture with all bands looking out for one another. Triple J has been flogging heaps of Brisbane bands recently. It's a great feeling to see all of our mates doing as well as they are!
You should come to our launch shows because it's basically a chance for us to party and celebrate the release of our first record. We've spent two hard years writing this bad boy, so all the excitement has been building up to these three gigs.
It might surprise people to learn that Dan, Lach and myself have formed a D'Angelo cover band. We call ourselves The Soulquarians 2.0
In the future, we've got aspirations to get out there and see the rest of the world. We're headed to the UK for three months from May which will be an incredible experience that we are all frothing over. We're also planning to head to the US later this year and Japan is another country we can't wait to spend some time touring in (the other three boys are all half-Japanese).
The launch dates are:
Tuesday 28th February - The Toff, Melbourne
With special guests Them Swoops
Wednesday 29th February - 2012 Spectrum, Sydney
With special guests Toucan
Thursday 1st March - Cobra Kai @ Oh Hello, Brisbane
With special guests The Jungle Giants
Last Dinosaurs are also embarking on a massive Australian tour in April. Deets can be found at the Facebook event page.
Interview by Bobby Townsend. Follow Last Dinosaurs at their Facebook page.