“the Sunshine State’s indie pop rock four-piece are back with a slew of summer anthems… Last Dinosaurs’ second album journeys to a tropical soundscape soaked in their signature shimmering guitar riffs and melancholic vocals… Whether it catapults you into self-discovery or summertime, Last Dinosaurs’ second album will leave a lasting impression either way.” – The Music
It seems like the lasting euphoric affects of their sophomore record Wellness are set to endure with the announcement today that Last Dinosaurs have dropped a brand-new music video for latest single ‘Wurl’ alongside the announcement of two headline show dates in Asia for March 2016.
Described by tastemakers like Howl & Echoes as “an irresistible sonic journey” ‘Wurl’ is the kind of effervescent, sun-drenched track that swirls with phased out guitars, pitter patter drum beats, and fuzzy vocals that combine to float you on a dream-like ride to the ends of the disco rainbow.
Singer and guitarist Sean Caskey says of the track “Wurl was written when we were taking a break to write music in a remote Japanese town. When I came home I built my first guitar pedal and came up with the lead riffs while testing it out. The song is about coming to terms with losing someone close to you because at the time a family member was dying. So this is kind of a dedication to them.”
The video for ‘Wurl’ premiered online earlier today via Pages Digital, was directed & produced by Harry Deadman, who says of the clip “The concept for the ‘Wurl’ video really came about after a discussion with Sean and Michael. The idea of recreating old social and science experiments was the early foundation of the idea. From there, we pushed the concept a bit and added in small setups of our own, always centered on the idea of spinning. The idea of ‘stimulation overload’, whereby a lot of information is given in a short space of time, furthered the idea of an experiment-taking place.”
The band has set a track record for releasing great videos from Wellness, with the clip for ‘Apollo’, which was directed by bass player Michael Sloane, being nominated for Best Video at the Queensland Music Awards 2016.
2015 was a massive year for the Brisbane’s four-piece, with the shimmering slice of indie guitar-pop and dance floor psychedelia that was Wellness scoring a top 20 debut in the ARIA Chart, as they performed to massive crowds on the main stage at Splendour In The Grass, embarked on two national headline tours (including some of the biggest venues of their career like the Enmore Theatre in Sydney) and rounding out the end of the year headlining Brisbane’s Valley Fiesta and a sold out Beyond The Valley Festival.
2016 see momentum for the four lads is only getting stronger, with the band kicking off the new year with a support for brit-pop trio, The Wombats for their one and only Australian headline show at the Hordern Pavilion plus an upcoming sold out show with San Cisco at Melbourne Zoo Twilights Friday February 26. And now Last Dinosaurs are set to return to Asia for their 4th tour in recent years, with fellow Aussies Panama in support, for some epic concerts at Kuningan City Grand Ballroom in Jakarta, Indonesia and Live RCA Bangkok in Thailand. Stay tuned for more touring news to be announced soon.
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Last Dinosaurs ‘Wellness’ Available Now HERE via Dew Process / UMA