Brisbane, Australia trio Last Dinosaurs will head out on their first ever U.S. tour, an already sold-out run of dates commencing April 17 in Atlanta, including two nights in San Francisco, three nights in Los Angeles, four nights in New York City and three nights in Chicago. Yumeno Garden, released last Autumn in Australia, garnered tremendous support in their home country, with the national Triple J Radio stating, “The Brisbane indie-pop group dive straight into the six-string haven on 'Eleven', and mine a particularly rich indie rock vein,” while The Music called them, “Arguably Australia's greatest indie-pop export.”
The huge success of their previous two efforts, 2012’s In A Million Years (Top 10 Australian ARIA Chart), and 2015’s Wellness, had established them as stalwarts of the international indie rock scene. Selling out shows across Australia as well as huge headlining tours and festival plays across the UK and Europe, Southeast Asia and South Africa, Last Dinosaurs have also supported international acts such as Foals, Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party and Foster the People and made appearances at festivals, including Splendour In The Grass, Laneway, Falls Festival and Field Day, to name a few.
But where to go to next… the answer: start from scratch.
So they packed what was essentially a mini studio (one mic, one interface, speakers, a computer and a few instruments) and travelled to the isolated town of Arita, Japan. The band’s principal songwriters, Sean and Lachlan Caskey, are of Japanese heritage, so in some ways this was a pilgrimage to find their roots, and yet once there, it dawned on them quickly that the place itself was completely foreign.
Their resulting mind-set from that isolation and their humble, DIY recording set up lead the band to strip back their production to the bare-essentials, and let the natural beauty of their song writing rise to the surface. Soon, inspiration began to flood in from everywhere.
The Caskey/Caskey writing combination became that elusive third album titled Yumeno Garden, and along with long time band member, bass player Michael Sloane, it became an exercise in rediscovering their roots, as well as pushing themselves into whole new realms.
Last Dinosaurs finished off a huge 2018 playing Shakafest, Beach Life Festival and New Years’ Eve On The Hill. 2019 is set to be even bigger - kick started with a show at the Australian Open in January, then onto their just wrapped, sold out Yumeno Garden album tour. From there the world is their oyster, with Last Dinosaurs set to make their U.S. debut, followed by tours in Asia, the UK, Europe.
04/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
04/18 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
04/20 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
04/21 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
04/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Club Atrium
04/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
04/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
05/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
05/03 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
05/04 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
05/05 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
05/06 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
05/09 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/10 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/11 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen