Dinosaur Pile-Up turned down Foo Fighters, Pixies producers for debut album

Matt Bigland recorded 'Growing Pains' himself

Dinosaur Pile-up‘s Matt Bigland has said that he turned down production offers from Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies) and Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine) to make his band’s debut album ‘Growing Pains’ himself.

The singer/guitarist told NME that he was offered a record deal by “lots” of major labels, but turned them down because he didn’t want to hook up with a big-name producer.

“We had a lot of majors wanting a piece, but they also wanted to change it – to which I told them to fuck off,” he said. “[Major labels] spend the whole time telling you how much they love you but when you’ve made a record it’s like, ‘Oh, we can’t do anything with it’.”


‘Growing Pains’ is expected to be released in September.

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