My Rock & Roll
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Oh My God! Did we just take a trip in the WayBack Machine and land in 1991?!! Is this one of the fabled long-lost cuts off of Nevermind?!! Hailing from Leeds, Dinosaur Pile-Up have just planted a juicy wet kiss on the memory of Nirvana with the release of their new EP, My Rock & Roll, even if they insist they’re not trying to revive grunge as we once knew it! But lets take a peek at the similarities, OK? Both bands are trios…both lead singers have a distinct quietly mumbled vocal style and both follow a formula of smart lyrics sung with quiet vocals backed up with driving, chorused guitar work, culminating in a gloriously loud hardcore-inspired finish! I just hope frontman Matt Bigland has his head on straight and doesn’t push the comparisons too far. But let’s face it…as formulas go, they could do a lot worse…and the repeated chorus chant of “My Rock & Roll” is destined to become the festival anthem of Summer 2009…just a few listens this morning and I’m sold, but then I’m a nostalgic suck! Why don’t y’all head over to MySpace and check ’em out further? I’m sure they’d appreciate the traffic.