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Last Dinosaurs, Alhambra Lounge -13/10/2012

Brisbane indie-rock outfit Last Dinosaurs were back in town last Saturday night, kicking off their Australian tour Satellites. The Brissy boys were full of confidence after a stint rocking around Europe, and were met with an equally exuberant crowd of young screaming teenagers. High on the drug of life (and sugar) the under 18-enthralled crowd crammed the stage, creating an atmosphere somewhat akin to an episode of Skins.

It was clear by their smiles that Last Dinosaurs were glad to be home. Cheekily engaging with the audience in some well-humoured chitchat, frontman Sean Caskey invited everyone to sing and dance along. It’s no wonder that bands like Foals and Bloc Party call upon these four young Queenslanders to get the party started at their shows. World class, they play seamlessly mature beyond their age.

Their debut album In a Million Years was on feature last night. Everyone sang word-by-word to what seemed like a bombardment of endless hits. After a mosh-worthy opening, Caskey slowed it down mid set with Used to Be Mine, showcasing his extraordinary vocal capabilities. Then after a brand new track, Last Dinosaurs dazzled with a cover of Just Like Heaven by The Cure, which to this bunch of pubescent adolescents would have seemed nothing short of prehistoric.

It’s true! Time flies when you’re having fun, and before we knew it, we were confronted with their smash hit Zoom, which was set to be their last song of the night. But giving in to peer pressure, they re-formed on stage for a final encore performance of their breakthrough 2010 single Honolulu, which sent the kids loopy! Crowd surfers and stage crashers kept security busy, while the band tried to maintain their composure from sheer amusement.

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