Release sate: 26 August 2016 via SO RECORDINGS / CAROLINE
11:11, the opening track, has one of those vibes where a riff is just as big as a cargo that it is imposing and infectiously obsessive... a song about self-belief that many bands would love to add to their catalogue and I think this is going to be an iconic track for the British trio.
3rd album for Dinosaur Pile-Up but probably the first as a proper band. The music combo is powerful, precise and the all ensemble is just brilliantly produced by Tom Dalgety. Matt Bigland the band lead and thinking head is at ease in broadcasting his kaleidoscopic personality thru cool songs, nervous choruses (Anxiety Trip), lighter moods (Crystalline) while the bonus track (Cross My Heart) propose a mid-tempo journey after a collection of intense feelings based lyrics.
Some subtle stoner touches are spread out thru the album along-side post grunge references making this album a great go-between the best of Helmet, Quicksand, The Foo Fighters or even the harder side of the Smashing Pumpkins.
Willow Tree is not the strongest title but the rest of the album is excellent and personally I am really dead mad about the song Anxiety Trip. All the songs form an emotional journey, they will electrify your inner senses, crush your doubts and force clarity on the darkest thoughts you may have.
It is a damn good album and when it will be released go buy it, buy it, buy it... whatever you do, make sure you do justice to this band because bluntly said they are FUCKING AWESOME!!!!
Overall: What a nice surprise! A FUCKING MUST BUY (may apology for swearing)
If you pick 3 Only: 11/11, Anxiety Trip, Grim Valentine
Live Test: Thumbs Up
'ELEVEN ELEVEN' track listing:
2. RED AND PURPLE
3. GRIM VALENTINE
4. FRIEND OF MINE
5. NOTHING PERSONAL
6. ANXIETY TRIP
7. MIGHT AS WELL
8. GIMME SOMETHING
9. BAD PENNY
11. WILLOW TREE
12. CROSS MY HEART