Last Dinosaurs Announce Initial Transmission: RYU + Share the Otherworldly “Walking on Ice”

October 6, 2023 BY Emma Orland

Today, the Australian indie-rock trio Last Dinosaurs announce their initial “transmission” titled RYU, due out November 10th via Nettwerk, featuring seven songs penned by Sean Caskey, including recent single “Afterlife,” and the newest release “Walking On Ice,” out now. The song carries an apocalyptic undertone with sci-fi-leaning lyrics and spacey guitars. Listen on all digital retailers (here).

Sean elaborates on “Walking On Ice” saying: “It was sonically inspired by the 2002 movie 24 Hour Party People, particularly the music playing at the factory club. Lyrically, it’s about being despondent but fearless like a ticking time bomb in the meaningless void of space… I was envisioning futuristic cowboys, like Cowboy Bebop.”

“Walking On Ice” and “Afterlife,” ushering in an exciting new era for The Dinos as they unveil a cryptic release to fans who have already begun digging for more clues. Some on the band’s Instagram guess that the name RYU comes from Sean’s Japanese middle name “Ryusuke,” while others on the band’s Discord believe there’s a larger story at play…

Since their 2022 LP, From Mexico With Love, Last Dinosaurs have basked in the critical acclaim from Rolling Stone AustraliaNMEFLOOD, FLAUNT, and Under the Radar, while headlining around the world to bigger rooms and even more ravenous crowds. Now they’re in the midst of a fast-selling U.S. co-headlining tour alongside Vacations, dubbed ‘TOURZILLA.’ See the complete list of tour dates below and find more details at

Listen & Share “Walking on Ice” Here:

What the Press Are Saying About Last Dinosaurs…

“Bright and buoyant, ‘CDMX’ is a cinematic celebration: The feel-good song comes to life with sun-soaked guitars and joyous vocals that, working together, invite us all to bask in a space of revelry and cheer.”

 –Atwood Magazine

“…breezy, vocoder-sprinkled single… the band is ready to make 2022 their year.”

–FLAUNT Magazine

“…engaging… bright, upbeat instrumentation…” 

“Juxtaposing a hazy soundscape of guitars and synths with lyrics on self-sabotaging behaviour, the earworm offering fills us with encouragement to find the best way forward in our lives despite any troubles bogging us down.”


“…a powerful song that is undeniably encouraging to all who listen.”

–Rolling Stone AU

“…a buoyant, buzzy guitar-pop cut…”


Download Single Art Here

TOURZILLA Co-Headlining Tour w/Vacations:

10/6                Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/7                Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago – SOLD OUT

10/8                Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/9                Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

10/12              New York, NY @ Webster Hall

10/13              Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

10/14              Boston, MA @ Big Night Live

10/16              Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

10/17              Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

10/19              Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

10/20              Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

10/21              Orlando, FL @ The Beacham

10/23              Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

10/24              Dallas, TX @ HOB Dallas

10/25              Austin, TX @ Emo’s

10/26              San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre

10/28              El Paso, TX @ Lobrow Palace Outdoors

10/29              Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/31              Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

11/1                Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

11/3                Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

11/4                Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

11/6                San Francisco, CA @ Warfield

11/8                Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford

11/9                Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren

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

Last Dinosaurs


November 10, 2023

Nettwerk Music Group

Download Artwork Here

Track List:

1. Elton
2. Slow
3. Yin And Yang
4. Afterlife
5. Walking On Ice
6. The Way You Are
7. Not From Here (Instrumental)


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 UK, Europe, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and the Americas. The success of studio albums, In a Million Years, WellnessYumeno 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.