Dinosaur Pile-up - Growing Pains

An unashamed throwback, this debut album from the Leeds-based rock three-piece marries crunching guitars to catchy melodies and pop hooks with a gleeful ignorance of the concept of restraint. Wearing their influences proudly, the trio deftly cover Nirvana-esque heads-down rockers ('Barceloner', the thunderous 'Mona Lisa'), quirky Weezer-style geek rock ('Never That Together', 'Broken Knee') and also prove themselves perfectly adept at that whole quiet-loud thing ('Hey Man' and, er, 'Hey You'). A big dopey grin of a grunge-pop record - think Foo Fighters before they stopped caring about being good - Growing Pains covers so much ground so quickly that it's often in danger of falling through the cracks but its infectious exuberance just about pulls it through.



out of 10

Last updated: 18/04/2018 14:25:06

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