Dinosaur Pile-Up have released a video for their Amazon Original cover of Run DMC’s ‘It’s Tricky’. The video finds the band caught in the middle of an alien invasion as UFOs whiz through the sky and the effects of the infectious song quickly take hold on the world.
Regarding the video frontman Matt Bigland says, “We basically wanted a chance to make our own Beastie Boys/Busta Rhymes esque video, but for a Run DMC song. So when Amazon Music kindly agreed to put a video into production we were like OK LET’S GOOOO!!
“‘It’s Tricky’ is such a fun song, so we wanted to make sure the video wasn’t taking itself too seriously and that the end result would be a party. We also wanted to include us getting abducted by aliens (because why not), us dressed up AS THE ACTUAL ALIENS ABDUCTING OURSELVES because I’m into that ‘same person playing both roles’ thing, a scene that kind of reminded us of Foo Fighter’s Monkey Wrench video (because it’s cool as hell) and as much 90’s sci fi special effects as we were allowed to include because we were brought up on that sh*t.
Proof of Run DMC brilliance is how easy this track can be converted and still sound awesome. Dinosaur pile up have done a cracking job by keeping as true the original as they can and beefing its up with some classic overdriven guitar stabs.
Check it out, here
The band have announced rescheduled live dates, which include their largest headline show yet to take place at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on February 26th 2021, with a warm up show at The Wardrobe, Leeds on February 20th. Dinosaur Pile-Up will be completing a full UK tour with Enter Shikari throughout May and June 2021, which finishes with a London show at Alexandra Palace on June 12th. The band are also set to perform at festivals including Mad Cool and Burn It Down next summer. All tickets are available via http://www.dinosaurpileup.com/
DINOSAUR PILE-UP 2021 TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY HEADLINE SHOW
20th – Leeds, The Wardrobe
26th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
MAY (W) ENTER SHIKARI
10th – Middlesbrough, Town Hall
12th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
13th – Nottingham, Rock City
14th – Nottingham, Rock City
15th – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
JUNE (W) ENTER SHIKARI
9th – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
10th – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
11th – Cardiff, Cardiff University Great Hall
12th – London, Alexandra Palace
10th – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
11th – Burn It Down Festival, Torquay