RIYL: Joanna Gruesome / Los Campesinos! / (early) Pains Of Being Pure At Heart / Veronica Falls / Smashing Pumpkins.
Brighton scuzzy indie pop fivesome Tyrannosaurus Dead release the Rory Attwell-produced LP through London DIY label Odd Box Records. It follows hot on the heels of their sold out split 7″ ‘Post Holiday Dead Song’ with Welsh punks Joanna Gruesome. The band and their label Odd Box have been at the centre of an upsurge in DIY ethics in the UK; throwing parties, hosting shows, printing zines and generally bypassing the mainstream. It’s from this background that this LP was written and recorded. ‘Flying Ant Day’ hears the band continue to hone their fuzzy indiepop sound – packed full of excellent guitar hooks and big catchy choruses coupled with beautiful boy/girl harmonies from Billy and Eleanor.
“a scrappier, fuzzier New Pornographers (Dan Bejar edition), or the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart if they were actually English, or Los Campesinos! if they traded coffee for booze. This one is all big guitars, boy-girl harmonies, and wistful sentiment, making full use of the amped-up indie-pop playbook.” – Stereogum
Tyrannosaurus Dead are: Billy Lowe – Guitar & Vocals / Eleanor Rudge – Vocals / Thomas Northam – Bass / Martin Edwards – Guitar / Rupert Willows – Drums.
Tracklist: Canada / Radio Lies / Post Holiday Dead Song / Bagged And Boarded / 30 Year Old Teenager / Local Bullies / NYKIO / Flying Ant Day / Your Boyfriend / Graphic Wieners