Dinosaur Pile Up dazzle Indianapolis fans on Brand New tour

Dinosaur Pile Up are the latest band from the United Kingdom to try and break in to the American market. This can be hard to do since American rock fans can be some of the most close minded fans you’ll find but if you can get through to them, you’re in for life. So what better way to get in front of a lot of people than to join a tour with Brand New? A near-sold out crowd at almost every show, the tour made a stop at Indianapolis’ Egyptian Room- one of the city’s top venues to see a show and they opened the show, supporting Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band and Brand New and just like every other stop, the show was sold out to capacity- so much so that you could barely walk and move. Currently supporting their latest record, last year’s sophomore release- Nature Nurture, they played a short five song set, just long enough to give fans a taste of what they’re all about- and in Indianapolis not many people are familiar with the current alternative rock world. They pummeled the crowd with “White T-Shirt and Jeans,” “Derail,” “My Rock n Roll,” “Peninsula” and “Nature Nurture” and the crowd grew more and more interested by each song. Their stage presence was impressive and their interaction with the crowd was even more so. Not long after they finished, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band took the stage, followed by Brand New, who brought the house down. If you want a new band to keep your eye on, Dinosaur Pile Up is that band. These guys have what it takes to make it big in the United States and with the surge of popularity in alternative rock in the majority of the country, they can really make a name for themselves. -Reggie Edwards