Once only famous for the Jurassic relics in the Pitt Rivers museum, Oxford now has a new exciting creature roaming the streets and he goes by the name of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
After releasing his previous three EP’s through the Hot Chip-affiliated Greco-Roman indie, TEED has now signed to Polydor Records and is busy putting the finishing touches to his eagerly anticipated debut album. Joining label mates such as Jamie Woon, La Roux, Klaxons and many more, it’s the perfect home for one of the tips of summer 2011.
To get the ball rolling, new single ‘Trouble’ will be on iTunes from the 2nd May, with the full release to follow on the 20th June. Sure to be another highlight in TEED’s rapidly expanding catalogue, ‘Trouble’ finds him completely immersed in the role of vocalist, singing throughout, providing the story with a genuine heartfelt quality. Of course this is paired with his trademark sub-bass, electro bounciness and washed-out synths that combine to create a stunning piece of modern dancefloor pop.
The son of an Oxford University music professor and still Oxford based, Orlando Higginbottom was lured into the countryside by the rumblings of early jump-up jungle. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs swings between overt musicality and scarily on-point dance floor intuition, ripping up gigs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course… dancing dinosaurs.
After heating up 2010 with his breakthrough tracks ‘Garden’ and ‘Household Goods’, TEED has just returned from tours of the US, UK, Japan and Europe, that included notable shows at Snowbombing, Hardfest and SXSW and a support tour with Darwin Deez. Now back, and rapidly emerging as one of the hottest live electronic music acts around, summer live dates are starting to stack up, including a headline show at London’s Scala on the 16th June.
Forget whatever else you heard – 2011 is the year of the Dinosaur.
Published: 3rd June 2011