Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced their fourth album Celebrity Mansions for release on June 7th via their brand new partnership with Parlophone Records.
Taking about their summer release, lead singer Matt Bigland said that he wanted to create something that mattered: “It’s a reference to when we were on tour, questioning whether we’d wasted our lives doing this, wondering if we’d ever get a break.
“I’d see what you’d call influencers on Instagram. Popstars making money from being attractive. People with seemingly nothing to say. And I’d just think, ‘surely there’s more to life than this. Surely people want more than this. Surely they want some substance. I mean, we’re talking about music. It matters.'”
The full throttle introduction to Dinosaur Pile-Up’s new album sets the pace for Celebrity Mansions, a record that sizzles with big melodies, skewered through with raw, intoxicating emotion.
It’s the album closer Long Way Down that illustrates Bigland’s growth as a songwriter in the most poignant way, being the prettiest, warmest, loveliest song he has perhaps ever committed to tape. Fittingly, it’s about his late father.
Fans will be able to get the first taste of Celebrity Mansions live at Download Festival before Dinosaur Pile-Up embark on a huge tour across the US with Shinedown throughout June and July.
Now signed to a major label, Dinosaur Pile-Up are set to ruffle feathers and break the mould as they release their most punk rock and in-your-face material to date. With Celebrity Mansions they’re set to prove how vital and pivotal British rock music is today.
Pre-order the album via the band’s website here.