EP Review: Miniature Dinosaurs


Miniature Dinosaurs -‘Turn It On EP’ (Integrity)

Over the course of nearly four years now, Stirling’s Miniature Dinosaurs have released a steady stream of singles and EPs. This latest shows the band demonstrating -once again- their own rather fine take on quirky indie-pop, which they have done since their first release back in 2009 ‘(I Want to watch) Top Gear.’

Like the pre-digital days, here is a band who understand that on an EP, the idea is that -in theory, at least -all four tracks should be of the same high standard. And they are all great, though for my money (well, I got sent a promo copy, but you get the idea) the two standout tracks are opener ‘Lemonade’ and penultimate ‘Next Of Kin’ the latter being one of the rockiest things they’ve done.

Will they ever release an album? Who knows. These are four more fine tracks which add to their catalogue -so why not compile your own?


Turn It On EP is released on Integrity on October 22.

The band are touring at the moment. Forthcoming dates include:

31 Oct Edinburgh Electric Circus
01 Nov Glasgow Stereo EP LAUNCH GIG
(Over 14’s night Support from Brown Bear and the Bandits, and Alter-Natives.
Tickets £6 in advance / £7 on the door NOTE: this has changed from dates originally published!)
3 Nov Dunfermline Jam Jar
23 Nov Dartington Dartington Hall
24 Nov Exmouth Exmouth Football Club
25 Nov Aberdeen Tunnels

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