Australian Indie-Rockers Last Dinosaurs Unveil Their New Transmission”RYU”; Out Now Via Nettwerk
November 10, 2023 BY Emma Orland
Australian indie-rock trio Last Dinosaurs are known for crafting engaging, high-energy songs. Today, they take their anthemic choruses and buzzing guitar riffs to the stratosphere with their seven-song release RYU. In the year 3023, The Dinos envision a universe where music can still make a difference on an inter-galactic level. With the Sean Caskey-penned songs, the band aimed to create the music that would bring hope to dystopian not-so-distant future fraught with apocalyptic events. Listen to RYU on all digital retailers (here).
Along with crafting the mythos of RYU, Last Dinosaurs are excited to share a companion piece comic book further illustrating the sci-fi storyline and further immersing fans and listeners into their world.
Sean Caskey further elaborates on RYU’s concept: “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.”
Since their 2022 LP, From Mexico With Love, Last Dinosaurs have basked in the critical acclaim from Rolling Stone Australia, NME, FLOOD, FLAUNT, and Under the Radar, while headlining around the world to bigger rooms and even more ravenous crowds. After concluding their North American co-headlining tour alongside Vacations, dubbed ‘TOURZILLA,’ at Lunario in Mexico City, the Dinos are proud to announce new dates in Southeast Asia and Japan. See the complete list of tour dates below and find more details at https://www.lastdinosaurs.com/home/.
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TOURZILLA Co-Headlining Tour w/Vacations:
11/10 San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/11 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
11/12 Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
11/15 Mexico City, MX @ Lunario
Southeast Asia & Japan Tour Dates:
11/24 Jakarta, Indonesia @ Joyland Festival
11/26 Bangkok, Thailand @ Very Festival
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
November 10, 2023
Nettwerk Music Group
ABOUT LAST DINOSAURS:
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 Years, Wellness, Yumeno Garden, and From Mexico With Love, have taken them around the world and back, playing notable festivals like Lollapalooza, Corona Capital, All 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 continue to enthrall audiences with high-energy live performances alongside labelmates Vacations on their co-headlining North American Tour dubbed ‘TOURZILLA.’ At the same time, Last Dinosaurs continue their story, announcing the cryptic new release RYU. Like a transmission from another dimension, Lach, Sean, and Sloane embark on a cosmic adventure through time and space. Anthemic choruses meld with otherworldly images of an apocalyptic future… or past… as The Dinos build an expansive world for listeners to explore.