Just in case you were getting concerned for our wellbeing thought it best to pop our heads out to keep you updated on the album and all other things prehistoric. In truth, we’ve been skiving a little from the recording studio recently. Last month we had the privilege of enduring some amazing company in the form of Brown Bear & The Bandits with whom we shared a joint headline tour around Scotland. We saw it all. Carribean restaraunts, Richard O’Brien impersonations and more “papping” of each other than you can shake a stick at. Oh aye, and we also had some amazing shows during these nights as well.
Unfortunately, we are now out of excuses but to carry on working on this album. Things are looking good just now, the first few tracks we’ve put down are shaping up nicely and we’re anticipating some healthy dilemmas of which songs are going to make the final cut.
Actually, I take it back… we do still have some distractions in the pipeline. This weekend we’ll be performing in one of our most intellectually stimulating venues to date, the National Museum of Scotland as part of the #RBSMuseumLates series. Then, just to round off our education for this month we have PE sessions in a desperate effort to get ourselves up to scratch for the #MDCup on the 1st June. Don’t know if I’m allowed to say yet but we have some very exciting teams joining us this year, not least of all reigning champions We Were Promised Jetpacks. I’m aiming for the 3rd place play-off final, if we’re even going to have one of them.
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Good day everyone!
Think we are well overdue an update on what’s been going on down at MD HQ since New Year.
We had an absolute blast seeing out 2012 playing at Stirling Castle and have been on our toes ever since, preparing to get ourselves into the studio. We are delighted to confirm that we are beginning work on our debut album this month and cannot wait to let you hear it… although we’re a bit away from that point just now!
Miniature Dinosaurs @ Tolbooth
We also enjoyed a great hometown show in Stirling last month with our good friends Brown Bear & The Bandits and are delighted with the prospect of taking to the road with them this April. Whilst we have a lot of writing and recording to get through over the next few months, to avoid any disastrous cases of cabin fever we feel a wee tour throughout some of our favourite Scottish venues is very much necessary.
We also feel very priviledged to be considered for the Young Scot Awards 2013, with a nomination in the Entertainment category. It appears this is based not just on our live shows and records but also for a lot of the educational work we do, so it’s quite humbling to be recognised for all aspects of what we do with our music.
Young Scot Award Nomination
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We are delighted to announce a joint headline tour with our very good friend Brown Bear & The Bandit this April!
MD & BB&TB Tour Poster
Thu 25 Apr – Hootenanny’s, Inverness
Fri 26 Apr – King Tuts’, Glasgow
Sat 27 Apr – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline
Sun 28 Apr – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
Outside of the tour, we will also be appearing at:
Sun 31 Mar – Engine Rooms, Skelmersdale
Fri 5 April – The Garage, Aberdeen
Hope to see some friendly faces at the gigs!
Remember remember the 5th November! Today is the day our latest release, the “Turn It On” EP hits the ground. Many thanks to Integrity Records for making it all happen.
From today onwards you can pick up a copy from a live show, any key online retailer (itunes etc.) or even on our online shop with various other goodies.
We have been very excited to hear feedback on the record and been delighted to hear such kind words already! Here are just a few of the reviews which have been appearing recently:
Female First (4*)
Music News (4*)
17 Seconds (4*)
Is This Music? (4*)
But to sum up, at our last count the EP averages 4.32 stars out of 5. If you need to be further swayed, don’t forget to check out the video from the songs under the “Videos” tab!
A huge thank you to everyone involved who made this release possible, has been to one of our shows as we tour it, or already downloaded it!
Come and visit us! NEW DATES ADDED!
We’re really chuffed to announce that our next EP, Turn It On will be coming out on Integrity Records this Autumn and to celebrate we’ll be going out on tour again. It all starts at Loopallu Festival, check out the dates below.
It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that our very own Craig Ferrie will be leaving the band to go travelling. Craig will still be working on musical projects such as his solo work, Suite Pea, and we wish him all the best for the future! We’ll be giving him a proper send off, Craig will play our remaining September shows with us and play his final Dinos gig at this year’s Loopallu Festival festival. Don’t worry though, we’ve got a suitable replacement in the shape of our good friend Andrew McAllister who will be joining us for the Turn It On tour in Oct/Nov!
Our new single, Lemonade (Digital Download Only) is out now on Integrity Records! Get yourself a copy from all good download stores.
Here’s a few links to get you started:
Hope you like!
Our new single, Lemonade, is now previewing on Youtube! You can see it if you click on the videos tab on this website.
Single will be out on 13.08.12
Hey! We are delighted to tell you that we have signed to Integrity Records. Integrity Records have put out bands such as Miss Black America, Reuben and Million Dead (whose vocalist Frank Turner you will all know!). They also received a huge amount of support from John Peel, and for bands like us, that speaks volumes about a label.
We are really grateful for the opportunity to get our music out to a wider audience, and that all starts with our next single, Lemonade.