The Darwin and the Dinosaur line-up today are: Alan Hiom (Vocals & Guitar), Steve Larke (Guitar & Backing Vocals), James Bates (Bass) and Joe Mears (Drums).
Since 2008 Darwin and the Dinosaur have been working away on the outer edges of mainstream music. Their influences range from Thrice to Fleetwood Mac and over the past 6 years Darwin and the Dinosaur’s sound has evolved to what it is today.
The evolution of their music was heavily influenced by 2 notable line-up changes. In 2012 Steve, left his previous band to join the much more promising and fun Darwin and the Dinosaur. In early 2013, Alan moved from 4 strings to 6 to make way for James on bass. Joe and Alan are the two remaining original band members and have been the core strength in the band since it began.
These four quirky characters from Norwich, England with some unusual hobbies and skills between them (arguably, “normal for Norfolk”) are gifted musicians with great technical ability with big riffs and powerful vocals. The four guys have worked hard to release EPs every year since 2009 and their debut album “A Thousand Ships” was released in 2015.
Darwin and the Dinosaur tracks are available as digital downloads, including unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Some of the earlier tracks are free (or ‘name your price’). Their debut album is also available on limited edition coloured vinyl, CD as well as digital download via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and many other digital music sites.
Previous tours of Europe and the UK saw the band share stages with bands such as The Swellers, Tubelord, Tellison, Fjort, Idle Class, TWIABP, Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate), TTNG, Down By Law, The Computers, Cleft, Bad Ideas, River Jumpers, Arteries and Jonah Matranga.
Whilst the band took a break in September 2015 to concentrate on individual projects, they reformed in April 2016 to play in Norwich with Kevin Seconds (7 seconds).