EP: Dinosaur Pile-Up – The Most Powerful E.P. In The Universe!!

Release Date: August 17th, 2009
Label: Big Brain Records
Rating: 8/10

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/dinosaurpileup

Dinosaur Pile-Up profile

The Leeds trio which created a buzz last year for the best part of 2008 – thanks to its aggressive and paradoxically delightful debut singles ‘My Rock ‘n’ Roll’ and ‘Love Is A Boat And We’re Sinking’ – are coming back with their brand new confidently titled EP, ‘The Most Powerful E.P. in the Universe!!’. And as their new sound is definitely darker and much more mature than their previous tracks, their fans will be undoubtedly surprised.

Keeping confident titles rolling with opener ‘Summer Hit Single’ and its penetrating chorus, our three dinosaurs quickly introduce us to their new sound and what they’re about. With songs such as ‘Opposites Attract’, and the relaxing ‘Melanin’, the band can easily be compared with the likes of Weezer or The Subways. ‘Cat Attack’, far from being the most interesting song of the ensemble, would have been perfect for a good old American teenage movie due to its repetitive but maybe slightly boring riff. If you are patient enough to wait until their last yet arguably best track, ‘Beach Bug’, you will surely think that it smells like teen spirit with its reek of grunge, all thanks to its dark and sensual vocals.

Is ‘The Most Powerful E.P. In The Universe!!’ really the most powerful EP in the Universe? Probably not. But what really matters is that Dinosaur Pile-Up‘s EP is definitely going to improve your rainy summer and has to be listened to. The boys’ influences might remain a little too obvious, but the band is promising and will hopefully reach its potential very soon.

Written by Elise El Ouardi