Last Dinosaurs are all about making first and lasting impressions, and their debut album ‘In A Million Years’ captures this in more ways than one.
To band members Sean Caskey lead vocals and guitar), Lachlan Caskey (lead guitar), Sam Gethin-Jones (bass) and Dan Koyama (drums), life is all about the interactions you have with the people around you, and the impressions you make on public and private worlds. ‘In A Million Years’ picks apart our age-old questions about human nature and pulls them back together with soaring guitar lines and toe-tapping drum beats.
Taken at surface value it may play like a break up album, as ‘Honolulu’ captures the grandeur of a new romance whilst ‘Weekend’ touches on the intensity of first loves. But the overarching theme of the album is the transience of relationships, of youth, and of time. Each of the tracks addresses universal struggles. ‘Zoom’ was inspired by Sean’s recurring thoughts about firefighters who start fires and their desire for meaning; ‘Time and Place’ praises inventor Nikola Tesla for his revolutionary creations; while ‘Sunday Night’ reflects on the value of experiences- whether they be good or bad - as channels for growth.
With this debut album, Last Dinosaurs are leaps and bounds closer to their goal as musicians. “My hope for the album is for listeners to have a reaction, in whatever way,” says Sean. “They might connect with what the band has expressed, or just enjoy a melody or beat… but if it makes a lasting impression on someone then I’m more than happy.”