Australian Indie-Rockers Last Dinosaurs Ruminate on Narcissistic Tendencies with New Song “N.P.D.”

January 12, 2024 BY Emma Orland

After unveiling their dystopian future-themed transmission RYU, the indie rock trio Last Dinosaurs continue the story with a cutting new song called “N.P.D.” Lachlan takes over from his brother Sean as the songwriter and storyteller delivering a warning sign to the kind of egocentrism that will eventually lead to humanity’s downfall. Lach sings coolly: “Oh, I just wanna use you to help me out.” The haunting, nostalgic Beach Boys-like outro calls to mind a simpler time before the looming threat of global extinction. Listen to “N.P.D” on all digital retailers (here).

Lachlan explains: “N.P.D is about the narcissist, to the pathological level. It’s a parody on the usurer, the sleaze, and the conniving human being. The idea is that they are so unconsciously narcissistic and self-serving that they give themselves away all too easily. In this case, in the form of a song.”

Along with crafting the mythos of RYU, Last Dinosaurs are excited to share an accompanying manga-style comic book created by artist Chris Yee. The comic further illustrating the sci-fi storyline and further immersing fans and listeners into their world.


Despite coming up in Australia, indie rock band, Last Dinosaurs would say they’re an international enterprise – and they’ve got a track record to prove it. Brothers Lachlan and Sean Caskey, along with Michael Sloane have played sold-out headlining shows and festivals across the US, UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and Australia. The success of studio albums, In a Million YearsWellnessYumeno Garden, and From Mexico With Love, have taken them around the world and back, playing notable festivals like LollapaloozaCorona CapitalAll Things Go Festival, and more alongside artists like Florence + the Machine, Bad Suns, Foals, Matt & Kim, Foster the People, and more.

In 2023, the Dinos continued to enthrall audiences with high-energy live performances in bigger and bigger venues. They shared the stage with labelmates Vacations on a successful co-headlining North American Tour dubbed ‘TOURZILLA.’ At the same time, they continued their story, with the cryptic new release RYU. Like a transmission from another dimension, Lach, Sean, and Sloane embark on a cosmic adventure through time and space.

Sean Caskey explains RYU’s premise: “The year is 3023. The artificial intelligence revolution has been fought, won, and lost. The earth is blanketed with debris from previous civilizations’ satellites and space junk. The most powerful AI satellite runs critically low in battery, and in its dying months, reprograms its protocols. It now functions as an ancient style radio station, generating music based on algorithms it learnt from the previous civilization. RYU is a collection of transmissions intercepted from this satellite.”

Stay tuned for more from Last Dinosaurs…

What the Press Are Saying About Last Dinosaurs…

“The floor transformed into a disco as the Australian-born, alt trailblazers set the crowd aflame…”
– Local Wolves

“…Last Dinosaurs rampage across the US, delivering their sick tunes… There’s nobody stopping them…”
– Fever Dream Zine

“…Full of energy and enormously popular (as was evidenced by the non-stop screaming of the girls in the front)…”  
– All Music Magazine

“From the lights to the matching suitcoat outfits that the band was wearing, something about Last Dinosaurs’ set felt so much bigger than the room they were in yet it felt accessible.”
– Girl at the Rock Show

Download Artwork Here