Interview with Dinosaur Pile Up

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Interview with DINOSAUR PILE UP by David Taylor

Photo courtesy of: Geraldography

July 29th, 2017 at Sumtur Amphittheater in Papillion, Nebraska

Before they hit the stage opening up for Chevelle at SumTur Amphitheater in Papillion, NE, I had the chance to talk to Dinosaur Pile-Up about music, touring, upcoming plans, and more.

First, I asked them what it’s like playing in America, especially in smaller markets like Omaha. They answered back saying it’s great and they’re no complaints. They say it’s cool to be here since these places tend to get less press rather than places like Los Angeles and New York City.

I also mentioned to them about how their latest album, Eleven Eleven, sounds like 90s grunge combined with garage rock. After my statement, I asked them if they were demoing any new material. Singer/guitarist Matt Bigland said that he’s kinda writing all the time and will be writing more after this tour ends.

I talked about their show at The Waiting Room Lounge in Benson, hearing positive things from that show and how that show became successful and one of their best headline shows in America. They said they met people at that show that were in the neighborhood and just showed up to their show. Gerald Glaza also mentioned about how the downtown Benson has this music scene to it and how Nightlife Co is helping the local scene, but with touring acts, as well.

I asked if they have ever been starstruck while on tour. They said they’re not usually starstruck, but thought it was really awesome touring with bands like Weezer and the PIXIES. Another cool moment they mentioned was that while they were side stage watching their mates in ÆGES at Rocklahoma this year, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour was standing next to them watching them, as well.

Gerald Glaza also asked what bands have influenced Dinosaur Pile-Up’s sound. Their response was they think it’s obvious where they get their sound, saying they were influence by the 90s alternative scene with bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana, early Foo Fighters, Deftones, Weezer, PIXIES, as well as lesser known bands like Violent Soho, who are from Australia, and Rozwell Kid, from West Virginia.

I asked them with they like to do in their free time in America, other than playing music. They are big fans of shuffleboard, which I was surprised by that answer, bowling, drinking, eating pizza and BBQ. Gerald also mentioned about their day off in Sioux Falls when they played extreme Jenga with their tour mates in Black Map and Chevelle. They love American pop culture.

I mentioned about upcoming tours and they said they’re in talks for a tour in November in America, so keep an eye on that. They also showed us their new tattoos they got in St. Louis on tour.

I asked where they could find them on internet, they mentioned Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also check their music out on iTunes and Spotify. It was a pleasure interviewing Dinosaur Pile-Up because I’ve never interviewed a band before, so this band will always have a place in my heart.

Click the following link to see the Nightlife Co gallery featuring Dinosaur Pile Up, Black Map, and Chevelle: