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Dinosaur Pile-Up Premiere "Friend of Mine" Live Session Video

(Image credit: Shuya Nakano)

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Friend of Mine," a new live-session clip by heavy-hitting English alt-rock trio Dinosaur Pile-Up.

The track is from the band's new album, Eleven Eleven, which was released August 26 via SO Recordings.

“What’s really exciting for us about this record is it's the first time we've ever been able to capture the energy and flow that we have live,” says Dinosaur Pile-Up vocalist and guitarist Matt Bigland. “It's the first time we've recorded an album together in a room, like when we are playing live or rehearsing, we were able to shape the songs and put them down in the way we want to play them live. Whenever we wanted something to be heavier or more intense, we just changed it there and then. It was awesome.”

And speaking of rooms, that's exactly where the to-the-point "Friend of Mine" live-session clip was shot—in a tidy rehearsal space aboard a boat. The clip affords several glimpses of gear, including amps and/or cabs by Park, Ampeg and more.

Dinosaur Pile-Up, which was formed in 2007, broke out of the Leeds, U.K., rock scene and instantly drew favorable comparisons to Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and Foo Fighters. The band, which is named after a scene in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong, is rounded out by drummer Mike Sheils and bassist Jim Cratchley.

For more about the band, visit dinosaurpileup.com. Be sure to check out their current tour dates below the video.

DInosaur Pile-Up on Tour

  • SEP 13 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
  • SEP 15 The Warehouse - Clarksville, TN
  • SEP 16 Mr. Small's Theatre - Millvale, PA
  • SEP 17 Monster Energy Rock Allegiance 2016 – Chester, PA
  • SEP 19 Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH
  • SEP 23 Metroplex Live - Little Rock, AR
  • SEP 24 Houston Open Air 2016 – Houston, TX
  • OCT 01 Louder Than Life Festival 2016 – Louisville, KY
  • OCT 02 The Machine Shop - Flint, MI

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Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.