Dinosaur Pile-Up have been added to the line-up of this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, and will perform as part of the official British Music Embassy showcase on Saturday, March 19.
The showcase will form part of a handful of shows and parties the band will perform at during SXSW next month, before heading to Mexico for their first South American dates, where they have been invited to perform at the eighth birthday concert celebrations of Mexico City radio station, Ibero90.9FM.
The announcement comes as the Leeds trio prepare to hit the road across the UK for the Rock Sound Exposure Tour with Japanese Voyeurs and The Xcerts. These dates will accompany the release of their second commercial single, My Rock N Roll, out in March.
My Rock N Roll, the second single from their critically acclaimed debut album Growing Pains, will be released on March 14. It follows the singles Mona Lisa, and introductory track Birds And Planes, both of which were added to the Radio One In New Music We Trust playlist.
Dinosaur Pile-Up’s debut album, Growing Pains, was released in October and recently nominated for the Xfm New Music Award, alongside releases by Everything Everything, Hurts, Delphic and Marina And the Diamonds among others.
ROCK SOUND EXPOSURE TOUR
17 ‘ Bedford Esquires
18 ‘ Bournemouth Champions
19 ‘ Brighton Audio
20 ‘ Tunbridge Forum
22 ‘ Cambridge Haymakers
23 ‘ Birmingham O2 Academy3
24 ‘ London Relentless Garage
25 ‘ Bristol O2 Academy2 27 ‘ Glasgow King Tuts
28 ‘ Newcastle O2 Academy2
02 ‘ Leeds Cockpit 2
03 ‘ Manchester Roadhouse
04 ‘ York Duchess
05 ‘ Southampton Joiners
16 – Austin, Texas Valhalla
19 – Austin, Texas British Music Embassy (Latitude 30)
23 – Mexico City, Ibero90.9FM Concert
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Not to be confused with the Canadian heavy metal band from the late ’80s, named simply Sword, the Sword is a retro-metal four-piece hailing from — of all places — the singer/songwriter oasis of Austin, TX. First conceived in 2003, the Sword really hit their stride about a year later, when founding vocalist and guitarist J.D. Cronise joined forces with guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Trivett Wingo, and made a much raved-over appearance at Austin’s famed SXSW festival. National touring stints with everyone from Clutch to indie rock darlings …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead followed, and by mid-2005 the Sword had been picked up by New York-based indie label Kemado Records, with their much-anticipated debut album, Age of Winters, appearing early the next year. Before completing their second album, they contributed two songs (one original and one Led Zeppelin cover) to a split 12″ EP with Swedish heavy rockers Witchcraft in November 2007. Gods of the Earth arrived in spring 2008.The Sword are re-releasing two of their albums – Gods Of The Earth and Age Of Winters – on April 6th as well as continuing to support Metallica on their UK and European tours.
THE SWORD return to the UK supporting the mighty Metallica on 10 arena shows playing to over 150,000++ people, plus two headline shows.
Supporting their epic Gods of the Earth album and playing material from their debut Age of Winters, The Sword are “set to entertain and win over a whole new legion of fans to their just cause, the riff”.
To celebrate, the band are releasing a Limited Edition Boxset Double CD package of these two albums that also includes a Die-Cut Sticker.