Australian Indie-Rock Trio LAST DINOSAURS Joins Nettwerk; Shares New Single + Announces U.S. Tour Dates!
February 11, 2022 BY George Chammas
Today, Nettwerk Records is excited to add Brisbane indie-rock trio Last Dinosaurs to the roster. Comprised of brothers Sean and Lachlan Caskey along with Michael Sloane, they make their grand return with the release of the sizzling, anthemic gem “Collect Call.” The track is out now on all digital retailers (here).
Lachlan Caskey lends his insights into his mindset while writing the song:
“I felt like I saw a lot of depression during this time, like COVID, although barely existent in our state, had still taken its toll on people. People who I thought could be doing much better seemed to have not grown at all, seemed stagnant yet still ageing. It’s like even their stomping grounds were growing more than they could keep up with. Too much emotional history: grudges and ego defeats keeping them down.
Therefore this song is a heartfelt gesture of encouragement to those who feel a bit beaten down by their own self-sabotaging behaviors.”
Along with the new single release, the band will also be embarking on their first tour U.S. Tour since the pandemic starting in Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge on May 31st. Check out the full list of tour dates below!
Listen & Share “Collect Call” Here:
Australian indie-rock band Last Dinosaurs burst onto the scene after the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘In A Million Years’ that debuted at #8 on the Australian ARIA chart. The success of the album had them selling out shows across Australia as well as huge headlining tours and festival plays across the UK and Europe, Southeast Asia, and South Africa.
The band continued to win hearts in 2015 with ‘Wellness’ and then again with the much-heralded third album, ‘Yumeno Garden’. The first two singles “Dominos” and “Eleven” went straight to high rotation on Triple J, while the album tour sold out multiple venues in each city across Australia.
In December 2018, Last Dinosaurs announced their first-ever U.S. tour. After selling out dates in Chicago and Los Angeles in under a minute, the tour quickly expanded into 17 sold-out shows around the country. Last Dinosaurs went on to do two more sold-out tours of the U.S. and Canada including a 21-date headline tour playing bigger and more iconic venues such as Webster Hall, Fonda Theatre, and The Fillmore. Soon after, the UK & EU came calling as the band sold out a European tour through Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and two nights in London. To cap it all off, they followed with a hugely successful run through Southeast Asia.
Last Dinosaurs have also supported international acts such as Foals, Matt & Kim, Lost Valentinos, and Foster the People, playing festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Laneway, Falls Festival, and Field Day to name a few.
After the emergence of the pandemic and under the constraints of COVID lockdowns, the band retreated to studios in Mexico and Australia, to write and record new music.
Stay tuned for more from Last Dinosaurs.
LAST DINOSAURS 2022 TOUR DATES:
UK/EU SPRING TOUR DATES:
May 14 Milton Keyes, UK @ The Craufurd Arms
May 15 Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
May 16 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
May 18 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
May 19 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
May 20 London, UK @ Heaven
May 21 Brighton, UK @ Hope & Ruin
May 23 Paris, FR @ 1999
May 24 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
May 25 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Sky Bar
May 27 Berlin, DE @ Badenhaus
May 28 Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES:
May 31 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
June 01 Toronto, ON @ The Axis Club
June 03 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 04 Washington, DC @ Union Stage
June 05 Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry @ The Fillmore
June 08 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 10 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
June 11 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
June 13 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
June 14 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
June 15 Dallas, TX @ Studio at the Factory
June 17 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
June 18 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Beehive
June 20 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 21 Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
June 22 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
June 24 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
June 25 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
June 26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
MEXICO TOUR DATES:
July 08 Guadalajara, MX @ Anexo Independencia
July 09 Mexico City, QC @ Foro Indie Rocks–