Last Dinosaurs return with new single ‘Collect Call’

The Brisbane indie-pop trio share their first new song in nearly two years

Brisbane indie-rockers Last Dinosaurs have shared their first new single in almost two years, ‘Collect Call’.

Following on from 2020’s ‘Flying’, the trio’s latest is a buoyant, buzzy guitar-pop cut that guitarist Lachlan Caskey said was inspired by the toll the pandemic had taken on his peers’ mental health.

“People who I thought could be doing much better seemed to have not grown at all, seemed stagnant yet still ageing,” he explains.

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“It’s like even their stomping grounds were growing more than they could keep up with. Too much emotional history: grudges and ego defeats keeping them down. Therefore this song is a heartfelt gesture of encouragement to those who feel a bit beaten down by their own self-sabotaging behaviours.”

‘Collect Call’ arrives alongside a music video comprising footage shot by Nick Maguire in late 2019, when the band toured throughout North America and the UK. Watch that below:

Next month will mark 10 years since Last Dinosaurs released their debut album, ‘In a Million Years’. The band have released two albums since: 2015’s ‘Wellness’ and 2018’s ‘Yumeno Garden’.

In 2019, they shared the standalone single ‘FMU’. ‘Flying’ arrived the following year; a house and ’90s nu disco-inspired cut that marked a significant departure from the guitar-oriented indie-pop the band were best known for.

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