Last Dinosaurs – live at Laneway Festival, 2020 – Sydney – February 2, 2020 – Triple J Radio, Australia –
Last Dinosaurs in concert at the 2020 Laneway Festival in Sydney and preserved for posterity by Triple J Radio (who enthusiastically let us know after each song, but at least they don’t step on the band intros).
Last Dinosaurs are from Brisbane, Queensland. They consist of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Sean Caskey, lead guitarist Lachlan Caskey, bass guitarist Michael Sloane, and drummer Dan Koyama. Koyama and the Caskey brothers are all of Japanese descent, and the band have toured and frequently make visits to Japan.
The band’s debut EP Back from the Dead in 2010 and subsequent debut studio album In a Million Years in 2012 received critical praise by Australian media critics including the likes of Triple J, among others.
After launching their debut extended-play in 2010, the band first found success after posting their demo to the Triple J Unearthed project. Not long after, they were interviewed by radio DJ Zan Rowe. Hit track “Honolulu” from Back from the Dead was placed on high rotation on national broadcaster Triple J, quickly gaining the band recognition in the music community. With their name popping up in music publications, blogs, and gaining fans through the airing of their songs on Triple J, the band was invited to play at mainstream music festivals including Splendour in the Grass, the Laneway Festival, the Falls Festival and Southbound, and have supported bands such as Foals, Matt & Kim, Lost Valentinos and Foster the People.
On 30 September 2019, Last Dinosaurs released a new single titled “FMU” just before they left to embark on their lengthy US/EU tour. This song was premiered on Triple J’s “Good Nights” show, with Ebony Boadu. It has been spoken of several times in interviews that the meaning of the song’s lyrics relates back to the tense relationship between Hong Kong and China.
The band is currently signed in Australia to independent label Dew Process, and in the UK are signed to Fiction Records. Internationally, Last Dinosaurs distributes through Universal Music Group.
Enjoy the show.