Miniature Dinosaurs
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Miniature Dinosaurs

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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"Artrocker EP Review 4/5"

"subtly anthemic, gorgeous" - Artrocker


"The Herald"

"This is a four song manifesto for pop stardom" - Alan Morrisson


"The Ringmaster Review"

Lemonade is outstanding and incites an even more elevated affection for the contagious sounds of Miniature Dinosaurs. The Turn It On EP cannot come soon enough and there is no doubt the band will become a constant on radio shows and channels with their sounds and accompanying videos of this and the forthcoming releases. - The Ringmaster


"Noise Addiction"

"Overall, “Lemonade” is, in my opinion, the perfect song for the summer. Integrity Records have done good here by landing this lot. Good job Mini Dinos!" - Emma Lawrence


"Keep Pop Loud"

"If you listen to this song once and don't feel the urge to play it again afterwards then you might need to check the place where yr appreciation for pop music used to be." - Reviewer


"Rhythm and Booze"

"Lemonade is one of those singles that you can’t help but love, it’s a lovely quirky perhaps even geeky little indie pop number that forgoes trends and styles as the band concentrate on deliver a memorable hook and a clever turn of wit. If you want pure undiluted indie pop I suggest you grab this lovely ode to the nations favourite carbonated delight." - Reviewer


"Tenement TV"

Miniature Dinosaurs perform 3 acoustic tracks live for Tenement TV - Paul McJimpsey


"This Is Fake DIY"

”The arena-friendly bridge is most reminiscent of a stripped-down Killers, without the overly-bombastic spangles - which of course is a good thing” - Casey Acierno


"The Pop Cop"

"Musical highlights came in various shapes and sizes. Indie-pop tykes Miniature Dinosaurs were an entertaining proposition long before they encouraged the Street Monkeys dance troupe to perform backflips, cartwheels and somersaults in the crowd during the last song." - Jason Pop Cop


"Electric Panda"

"A ridiculously infectious indie pop outfit from Stirling...lead singer Barry MacLean’s voice sounds like the second coming of Fred Schneider, leading a delightful indie rock dance party for the new generation." - Electric Panda


"Music-news.com"

"Stirling-based four piece Miniature Dinosaurs have gone from strength to strength this year...The first release through Integrity Records is their gorgeous new single ‘Lemonade’. Barry MacLean’s deep and oddly infectious lead vocal, a mix between David Byrne and Richard Butler, is the big ribbon that ties the whole song together. One listen to this song will never be enough, Lemonade is an anthem to enjoy repeatedly all summer long." - Susan Ford


"Female First Magazine"

"Some lovely undercurrents of electro only help to bring the fun, again evoking comparisons with the likes of The Killers...As light, fizzy and delicious as the citric beverage in question, Lemonade is another highlight from a band to watch out for in the next year." - Cameron Smith


"The Sun"

"These guys blew me away...a very special band" - Jim Gellatly


"The Scotsman"

”This track is a good calling card and might just put Stirling back on the musical roadmap.” - Radar


"Artrocker"

4/5 single review - "Lemonade will be played endlessly on repeat by, and taken into the hearts of many." - Lee White


"BBC Radio 1"

"Totally harps back to older scottish bands, the likes of Orange Juice and Fires Engines, mixed with some straight up pop...watch out for Miniature Dinosaurs" - Ally McCrae


"Amazing Radio"

"Miniature Dinosaurs, one of my favourite new Scottish bands of the moment...Electric Honey Records are onto another winner i reckon" - Jim Gellatly


"The Sun"

"These guys blew me away...a very special band" - The Sun


"Idlewild"

”They remind me of the great Postcard Records' bands of the early 80's.” - Gareth Russell


"BBC 6 Music"

”Outstanding oddball pop” - Tom Robinson


"BBC Radio 1"

“Dramatic Indie Pop…I just love them” - Vic Galloway


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Miniature Dinosaurs are a pop/rock band from Stirling, Scotland. The band consists of Barry Maclean (vocals/guitar), Alban Dickson (bass guitar), Craig Ferrie (guitar/keys) and Sam Waller (drum kit). Critics have compared their music to the likes of David Bowie, The Killers, Pulp and Weezer.

Their first single, ‘(I Want To Watch) Top Gear’, was featured on BBC Radio One three months before the outfit performed their first gig. Since then the band have supported such artists as Fenech-Soler, Twin Atlantic, Florrie, Young the Giant and Wave Machines.

2 self-released EPs followed, ‘Chatterbox’ in 2010 and ‘Off the Radio’ in early 2011. Both EPs were supported with live dates throughout the UK.

In February 2011, Electric Honey, the label that started the careers of Biffy Clyro, Snowpatrol and Belle and Sebastian, signed the band to release a 7" single of 'Fight or Flight', which was released in June 2011.

In May 2011 the band hosted their very own 5-a-side football tournament for Scottish bands in their hometown stadium belonging to Stirling Albion Football Club. The event was a huge success and it's hoped that it will become an annual fixture. Miniature Dinosaurs made it to the Semi Finals to be beaten by eventual winners, We Were Promised Jetpacks.

In September 2011 the single, ‘Alligator’, was released through up and coming Glasgow independent label, Saraseto Records (download only). The track was recorded and produced by Kev Harper from the band Little Eskimos and mastered at Loud Mastering (The National, Franz Ferdinand, Darwin Deez).

The band have a clothing endorsement with Police-883, the first of its kind by the fashion company. The band also managed to score several syncs in the MTV drama Being Victor and were signed to Rage Music’s roster for syncs.

2012 has seen the band return to the studio to work with producer Stuart Macleod, the results of which will be heard on the band's next EP 'Turn It On' released on Integrity Records in November 2012, with an album slotted for Spring 2013.

Cast List:
Management - Stephen Hume, Rooftop Movement
Label - Nick Tarbitt, Integrity Records
Press - Denise McDonagh, Manilla PR
Syncs - Caroline Gorman, Rage Music