Thursday, May 12, 2011

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - UK's Electro Showman

Experimental yet catchy, the mastermind behind Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) has found that fine line between underground oddity and mainstream danceablity and has made a budding musical career out of it...

While Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is a very long and silly name, so is (his real name) Orlando Higginbottom. But this one-man show likes to be silly. In fact, when asked about the topic, he replied, "I got kind of fed up with the scenes that were going on and everyone taking things very seriously and thinking they had to be cool and into the next sound. I just decided to do something a bit fun and not about street cred or being trendy or anything like that." ( Well, 'a bit fun' is an understatement. His live electronic show is full of crazy costumes, bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and yes - dancing dinosaurs.

He's been steadily blowing up is his native UK and all over Europe, and was recently named one of the Top 100 acts at SXSW 2011. His second EP, the All In Two Sixty Dancehalls EP, released on Greco- Roman, has thrust TEED into the spotlight. The lead track Garden, featuring vocalist Luisa from Lulu and the Lampshades, has been picking props across the board.

Here's the video. Check it out and see what we mean. No doubt it's weird, but it's so damn fun and melodic that damn near anyone will want to dance to it...

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