Dew Process is very proud to welcome young upstarts Last Dinosaurs to the fold.
Despite an average age of 18, the Bris-Vegas four piece play their instruments like they were clutching them at birth.
Already pocketing a strong fan base in their hometown, Last Dinosaurs have been busy this year acquainting themselves with Sydney, Melbourne and even Japan.
The band’s guitarists (brothers) Sean and Lachlan Caskey had quite the musical upbringing. Their father, a guitarist and frontman in the early 80’s, encouraged the siblings to pick up their instruments at a ripe age. Naturally and unavoidably, a healthy dose of sibling rivalry ensued and the brothers propelled each other to new challenges. Before long, younger brother Lachlan had honed his guitar playing into something incredibly special. Sean on the other hand was not lucked out, discovering a little later on that he had scored the knack for writing a melody.
Dan Koyama and Sam Gethin-Jones are also no freshmen to their instruments. Dan filling up his teenage years with the complex drum rhythms of his idols and Sam cutting his teeth as a drummer in other local bands before switching to bass.
Much of the band’s appeal lies in the spritely, impassioned assault on all things indie-pop, as their instruments slither purposefully over and around each other. Triple j were quick to tag them as a promising act with demo “Honolulu” earning them the triple j unearthed tick of approval in February 2009. Last Dinosaurs live show has also been hard to ignore, highlighted as one of the most talked about shows at Brisbane’s 2009 Big Sound Showcase by JMag. The band will be playing across the East Coast throughout November with performances with You Am I, I Heart Hiroshima, Red Riders and Leader Cheetah.
Last Dinosaurs will be releasing a taste of what’s to come with single “As Far As You’re Concerned”. It is to be released digitally through Dew Process on November 27, 2009.
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Returning in a wall of shimmering synth and hook-laden guitars, Guineafowl delivers a partnering video for new single ‘Little Death (Make It Rain)’ and announces details of a special EP launch night taking over Sydney’s Club 77 on Thursday 10th October