The new, 10 track record set for release on 09/03/2015, through No Panic Records, is now available to pre-order. “A Thousand Ships” is available on 12″ LP, CD and digital, with exclusive merchandise bundles, here.
Photo by Charlie Wallis Photography.
Catch DARWIN AND THE DINOSAUR on tour, this Spring:
Sat March 7th – Faith, Cheltenham
Mon March 9th – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich w/ Swingin’ Utters
Fri March 13th – The Lady Luck, Canterbury
Sat March 14th – The Corner House, Cambridge
Sun March 15th – The Old Blue Last, London
Fri March 20th – The Steamboat, Ipswich
(Presented by: Livegigs.de, Fuze Magazine, SLAM, All Schools Network):
Sat March 28th – Jam Club, Koblenz (DE)
Sun March 29th – AZ Köln, Cologne (DE)
Mon March 30th – Haus Mainusch, Mainz (DE)
Tues March 31st – Uebersehcontainer, Bielefeld (DE)
Wed April 1st – “Sneak Show”, North (DE)
Thurs April 2nd – Secret Show, Osnabrück (DE)
Fri April 3rd – De Bakkerij, Castricum (NL)
Sat April 4th – JH Zoezel, Zoersel (BE)
Tues April 21st – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
Thurs April 23rd – Bucks Student Union, High Wycombe w/Blitz Kids
Fri April 24th – JT Soar, Nottingham
Sat April 25th – Edge Of The Wedge, Portsmouth
Sat June 20th – The Voodoo Lounge, Peterborough
Fuelled by pot noodles, tea and biscuits, Darwin & the Dinosaur has been a band since 2008. A smorgasbord of influences range from Thrice to Fleetwood Mac and over the past 6 years D&TD’s sound has evolved, influenced by 2 notable line-up changes.
In 2012 Steve, who has appeared as a supporting actor in every single Harry Potter film, joined as a 3rd guitarist after leaving a band that had simply become “no fun”. In early 2013, Alan moved from 4 strings to 6 to make way for the superglued finger tips of James on bass. Joe, who runs the N.L.A – Norfolk L.A.R.P (Live Action Role Playing) Association – along with Alan, has remained the backbone of the band since day 1.
Alan claims to have completed Google and in his spare time rounds up stray cats for rehoming. Steve has recently become addicted to Theme Hospital and currently holds the world record for “Longest distance pulled by a horse” at 474 metres. James, a semi-professional Subbuteo nut, has dreams of flying in the Red Arrows and has recently built a flight simulator in his bedroom. Joe, when not on the “battlefield” with the N.L.A, likes to spend his spare time hand-writing letters to WWF wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts, after they formed a strong friendship whilst Jake was in the UK, filming for the Trisha show.
Previous tours of Europe and the UK have seen the band share stages with bands such as The Swellers, Tubelord, Tellison, Fjort, Idle Class, TWIABP, Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate), TTNG, Down By Law, The Computers, Cleft, Bad Ideas, River Jumpers, Arteries and Jonah Matranga.
2015 will see D&TD release their debut album “A Thousand Ships”. It will be available on limited edition coloured vinyl, CD and also as a digital download via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and many other digital music sites. The band will tour Europe in late March and early April, and will be playing shows all over the UK throughout March, April and May.
D&TD are: Alan Hiom (Vocals & Guitar), Steve Larke (Guitar & Backing Vocals), James Bates (Bass) and Joe Mears (Drums). They hail from the sleepy city of Norwich, UK, which has a castle and two cathedrals. Fact.