Regarding the video frontman Matt Bigland says,“We basically wanted a chance to make our own Beastie Boys/Busta Rhymes esque video, but for a Run DMC song. So when Amazon Music kindly agreed to put a video into production we were like OK LET’S GOOOO!!
“‘It’s Tricky’ is such a fun song, so we wanted to make sure the video wasn’t taking itself too seriously and that the end result would be a party. We also wanted to include us getting abducted by aliens (because why not), us dressed up AS THE ACTUAL ALIENS ABDUCTING OURSELVES because I’m into that ‘same person playing both roles’ thing, a scene that kind of reminded us of Foo Fighter’s Monkey Wrench video (because it’s cool as hell) and as much 90’s sci fi special effects as we were allowed to include because we were brought up on that sh*t.
“I put this to director Ralph Fuller (GrainFreeze) and basically said ‘hey do you wanna have a shit load of fun making a video about aliens’ and he was instantly sold. However - when we turned up to shoot on the day, and we found ourselves stood in a legit movie studio with seemingly countless people running around with 40foot green screens and back drops of the Grand Canyon and sh*t.
“I realised that it had all gotten horrendously out of hand, and that our little idea of “let’s make a fun/stupid Beastie Boys music video about us getting abducted by aliens” had turned into a legit Busta Rhymes music video that was actually gonna look really really sick. I then instinctively ate a chimichanga that was way too hot for me, donned a news anchor suit with the actual universe printed on it, and went on to deliver a performance many critics are describing as ‘kind of ok in a Ted Danson kind of way’. All in all, it was a huge success.”
Dinosaur Pile-Up released their most recent critically acclaimed new albumCelebrity Mansions via Parlophone in 2019. The album’s release saw Dinosaur Pile-Up lay claim as one of the UK’s most exciting rock bands and take huge strides forwards on both sides of the Atlantic. Their singles became radio smash hits with ‘Back Foot’ picking up regular spins from Radio 1 and reaching number four on the US rock radio chart. The album was touted in Best Of The Year lists across the board.
The band have announced rescheduled live dates, which include their largest headline show yet to take place at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on February 26th 2021, with a warm up show at The Wardrobe, Leeds on February 20th. Dinosaur Pile-Up will be completing a full UK tour with Enter Shikari throughout May and June 2021, which finishes with a London show at Alexandra Palace on June 12th. The band are also set to perform at festivals including Mad Cool and Burn It Down next summer. All tickets are available viahttp://www.dinosaurpileup.com/
Amazon Music listeners can find Dinosaur Pile-Up’s Cover ‘It’s Tricky’ by simply asking, "Alexa play the Amazon Original by Dinosaur Pile-Up" in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds ofAmazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.
DINOSAUR PILE-UP 2021 TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY HEADLINE SHOW
20th– Leeds, The Wardrobe
26th– London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
MAY (W) ENTER SHIKARI
10th– Middlesbrough, Town Hall
12th– Birmingham, O2 Academy
13th– Nottingham, Rock City
14th– Nottingham, Rock City
15th– Edinburgh, Usher Hall
JUNE (W) ENTER SHIKARI
9th– Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
10th– Southampton, O2 Guildhall
11th– Cardiff, Cardiff University Great Hall
12th– London, Alexandra Palace
10th– Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
11th– Burn It Down Festival, Torquay
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FORCELEBRITY MANSIONS
"Dinosaur Pile-Up might have become the most tuneful group the UK rock scene has to offer right now. Their new album, Celebrity Mansions, should be renamed Welcome To Hitsville. Seriously. It’s stunning.”
“A sugar-surge of deliriously erratic inspiration… 10 absolutely killer bangers, with the promise of 100 more”
Kerrang – 4/5
“One of the most attention grabbing albums of 2019. Less a pile-up, more a riot.”
“Expect gritty, in-your-face rock ’n’ roll with ridiculously catchy hooks… Could this be your new favourite band?”
“Pushing their pop-grunge sound to addictive new heights, this (Leeds) trio go for broke on album number 4. Expect riffs. Like, so many riffs.”
“One of the most riotously fun full-lengths you could possibly imagine. Maximum attitude, it turns out, is the catalyst to DPU’s infernal engine. Loud and proud.”
“Filthy shredding to polished pop-punk…Dinosaur Pile-Up have come back bigger and better than before.”
“There is no denying that the Leeds rockers can write a hefty arena anthem or two.”