Indie rockers, Last Dinosaurs, are proving to be one of the most hyped-up bands of 2012 after releasing their acclaimed debut album, In A Million Years. From their humble beginnings on Triple J Unearthed, the band has rode the recent tidal wave of indie pop to join acts like Foster the People on the worldwide stage.
Hailing from the city of Brisbane, Last Dinosaurs flaunt a dreamy but effervescent blend of surf rock that has gained them international recognition. Most notably, Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack has both warmly appraised the album and spoken eagerly of a chance to cross paths with the band at Splendour in the Grass in July.
The lead single from the album, ‘Honolulu’, spectacularly showcases the band’s vivacious, romantic sound that captures the sun, the relaxed mood and the easy laughter of a summery beach paradise. The opening guitar line is stunning and throughout the track the guitars mesh seamlessly to create a lush backdrop of beautifully intricate melodies.
Touring the country on the back of their standout debut release, Last Dinosaurs will be making a stop in Canberra on Sunday the 22nd of April at Transit Bar. Make sure to catch them; if hype is anything to go by, this band is on the cusp of something huge.