Miniature Dinosaurs

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Miniature Dinosaurs
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Miniature Dinosaurs c. 2014
Background information
Origin Stirling, Scotland
Genres Pop/ Rock
Years active 2009 - Present
Labels Integrity Records Electric Honey Records
Website www.miniaturedinosaurs.co.uk
Members Barry Maclean
Alban Dickson
Andrew McAllister
Sam Waller

Miniature Dinosaurs were a pop/rock band from Stirling, Scotland. The band consisted of Barry Maclean (Vocals/Guitar), Alban Dickson (Bass Guitar), Andrew McAllister (Guitar/Synth) and Sam Waller (Drums). Critics compared their music to the likes of The Killers,[1] Pulp and Weezer.

History[edit]

In March 2009 their track '(I Want To Watch) Top Gear' was featured on BBC Radio 1,[2] meaning the band made it to national airwaves 3 months before the outfit performed their first gig.

In 2010 the band announced a clothing endorsement with Police-883, the first endorsement of its kind by the fashion company. In the same year the band appeared several times in the MTV drama Being Victor.[3][4]

Their 2011 single Fight or Flight was picked up by Electric Honey (label) who released it as a 7" Vinyl. Electric Honey is most famous for helping out Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol and Belle & Sebastian in their early years.

2012 saw the band nominated for Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards and then signing to UK independent label Integrity Records.

Between 2012 and 2014 the band were working on their debut album at Beetroot Studios in Airdrie. In 2014, with no explanation, the band broke up and their album, In The Spirit of Everything, was posthumously released as a digital download.

Releases[edit]

Albums[edit]

Name Format Release date
In The Spirit of Everything digital download August 2014

EPs[edit]

Name Format Release date
Turn It On CD / digital download November 2012
Off The Radio CD / digital download February 2011
Chatterbox CD / digital download February 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This is Fake DIY Review". This is Fake DIY. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  2. ^ "BBC - Music - Miniature Dinosaurs". BBC. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Being Victor Music From The Show". MTV UK. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Being Victor Music". STV. Retrieved 2010-10-03.