Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced their fourth album Celebrity Mansions for release on June 7th via their brand new partnership with Parlophone Records. Pre-order the album via the band’s website here.
To mark the announcement the band have released the new single ‘Thrash Metal Cassette’, which premiered last night as Daniel P. Carter’s ‘Rockest Record’ on the Radio 1 Rock Show. The song smacks you in the face then spits on the floor with its chugging grunge riffs and enraptured punk chorus celebrating life on the road as a touring rock band.
The full throttle introduction to Dinosaur Pile-Up’s new album sets the pace for Celebrity Mansions, a record that sizzles with big melodies, skewered through with raw, intoxicating emotion.
Songs like ‘Back Foot’ take the slacker rock template and apply a coating of gonzo heavy metal, which results in the most fun combination of guitar, bass and drums you’ve heard in an age.
Elsewhere tracks such as ‘Pouring Gasoline’ and ‘Round The Bend’ feature the most monumentally sized choruses in the history of Dinosaur Pile-Up and play as undeniable proof of frontman Matt Bigland’s growing diversity as a songwriter.
It’s the album closer ‘Long Way Down’ that illustrates this in the most poignant way, being the prettiest, warmest, loveliest song he has perhaps ever committed to tape. Fittingly, it’s about his late father.
Regarding the forthcoming album Celebrity Mansions, Matt says, “It’s a reference to when we were on tour, questioning whether we’d wasted our lives doing this, wondering if we’d ever get a break. I’d see what you’d call ‘Influencers’ on Instagram. Popstars making money from being attractive. People with seemingly nothing to say. And I’d just think, ‘Surely there’s more to life than this. Surely people want more than this. Surely they want some substance. I mean, we’re talking about music. It matters.’”
Fans will be able to get the first taste of Celebrity Mansions live at Download Festival before Dinosaur Pile-Up embark on a huge tour across the US with Shinedown throughout June and July.
Now signed to a major label Dinosaur Pile-Up are set to ruffle feathers and break the mould as they release their most punk rock and in-your-face material to date. WithCelebrity Mansions they’re set to prove how vital and pivotal British rock music is today.
CELEBRITY MANSIONS TRACK LISTING
Thrash Metal Cassette
Stupid Heavy Metal Broken Hearted Loser Punk
Round The Bend
Long Way Down