“We chose ‘It's Tricky’ because it's one of my all-time favourite songs. I just love it and it gets me pumped,” says Dinosaur Pile-Up’s Matt Bigland. “We were actually on a drive during a US tour when we were listening to music on the stereo in the van, and we'd been trying to think of which song we should cover - and then ‘It's Tricky’ came on and Mike turned to me and I turned to Mike and we were both like - WE COULD DO TRICKY!!! And the decision was instantly made.”
“We were stoked on how much fun we could have with it and how heavy we could make it! When we recorded it we basically just had a blast and tried to make it as much fun as possible to record - I think you can hear that in the track. I hope fans get pumped on it - and slam it on the stereo and party."
Amazon Music listeners can find Dinosaur Pile-Up’s cover of ‘It’s Tricky’ on the playlist Rock Scene, a collection of the most exciting rock tracks around the world. Customers can also simply ask, "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 of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.
In 2019, Dinosaur Pile-Up released their acclaimed new album Celebrity Mansions via Parlophone. The album’s release saw Dinosaur Pile-Up lay claim as one of the UK’s most exciting and talked-about rock bands 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 also touted in Best Of The Year lists across the board.
The band recently announced their largest US tour yet, which will see them headline 15 dates across the States throughout April and May starting on April 16th. In addition, the band will be playing US festivals including Shaky Knees, Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and more.
Before this, Dinosaur Pile-Up will be playing their largest headline UK show to date at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on April 3rd, with a few tickets still available to purchase. The band have also announced a warm-up show at The Wardrobe, Leeds on April 1st. All tickets are available via http://www.dinosaurpileup.com/
In the summer they will be returning to the UK to play a string of festivals and have already been announced for 2000 Trees, Y Not Festival, Burn It Down and Boomtown, as well as European festivals including Mad Cool in Spain and Ireland’s Sunstroke Festival, with more to be announced soon.
There is no letting up for Dinosaur Pile-Up in 2020 as they continue their stratospheric rise.
UK HEADLINE DATES
April 1st – Leeds, The Wardrobe
April 3rd – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
UK & EU FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
June 6th – Marshall Live at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes
June 13th – Sunstroke Festival, Kildare
July 9th – 2000trees, Cheltenham
July 11th – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
July 24th – 26th– Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
July 31st – August 2nd– Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
August 12th - 16th– Boomtown, Winchester
September 5th – Burn It Down Festival, Torquay
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR CELEBRITY 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.”
Upset – 4/5
“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, somany 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.”