(Great Escape 2011!) Live Review: Dinosaur Pile-Up at Brighton Jam – 13th May 2011

By on Thursday, 26th May 2011 at 1:00 pm

The 200-capacity Jam has been described as almost like watching a gig through a letterbox. But for a punter who is 6 foot 5 inches like me, it wasn’t the most comfortable of venues to watch the gig in. Dinosaur Pile-Up though don’t write easy watching music; they write heavy, grungy, seriously hardcore tunes. Songs that you don’t want to stand still and watch. No: these are songs that you want to jump up and down too, songs that you want to charge into the mosh pit, beer in hand, and cause some serious damage too.

So at quarter to ten on the Friday of the Great Escape, Dinosaur Pile-Up entered the stage and chaos ensued. As the Leeds three piece powered through their 30-minute long set, the crowd got more and more rowdy, until at last during the band’s last song, the crowd invaded the stage and joined their newfound heroes on stage. The energy of this band though is infectious; tunes like ‘Traynor’ brought the crowd to boiling point and really showed the Jam some serious modern day grunge. Their influences were obviously Nirvana, in their song writing and their music, but what band of this generation can say they are not influenced by Dave Grohl’s old band and is that really a bad thing?

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