29th November | Fleece

With enough line-up changes to justify their own diagram on the band’s Wikipedia page, and a sound that’s slowly morphed from Colour and the Shape-era Foo Fighters to latter-day Pixies, Dinosaur Pile-Up have always been a band in flux. That said, their forthcoming tour seems to mark an unbroken stretch of harmony: 2018 is the fourth birthday of the band’s latest incarnation and sees them three years adrift of their latest album, suggesting this latest run of shows is in support of nothing more than a joyous dive into the absolute grab bag of hooks they’ve amassed across eleven years and eight members.

Will they have added even more density to the Deftones-esque riffing of 2015’s Eleven Eleven? Will they draw heavily on the almost-pop of their debut? Will new material be infused with a little Turbowolf, Feeder, or You Me At Six, all of whom they’ve supported? Or might we see the trio casting off the influences they’ve sometimes worn a little too explicitly? Regardless, it’ll be more of a hook-laden joyride than a confused wreck when they arrive at The Fleece later this month, ably assisted by fellow scuzz-rock trio Gender Roles and the superbly-named duo Hockey Dad, who’ll be drawing from this year’s Blend Inn.

See the video for ’11:11′ here: