Stirling-based band, Miniature Dinosaurs have called it quits.

The band, who formed in 2009, took to Facebook last week to announce their plans to call it a day : “It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to call it a day with Miniature Dinosaurs. We would like to thank absolutely everyone who has been involved with the band and we are currently trying to arrange a final hometown show.”

Miniature Dinosaurs have released 3 EPs since forming; “Chatterbox” in February 2010, “Off The Radio” the following February and “Turn It On” in November 2012. Critics have compared them to The Killers, Weezer and Pulp.

The band were nominated for Best Live Act at The Scottish Alternative Music Awards in 2012.

Gutter HQ brought them to your attention in 2012 after they played an electric set at The Wickerman Festival and it wasn’t hard to see why the band were gathering momentum so quickly; “Miniature Dinosaurs used a little self-promotion to lure punters to The GoNorth Tent for their slot with band members handing out leaflets that tagged the band as “electro pop with a young David Bowie on vocals”. Clearly, they have credible PR skills as revellers packed out the modest tent and where quickly won over with the band’s zesty, brand of electro-indie/pop and, as promised, the lead vocals were in the same vein of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” heyday”.

The band have unveiled plans to play their final gig at “their spiritual home” of The Tolbooth in their hometown of Stirling on Friday 29th August 2014.

Tickets are available here http://tolbooth.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth/whatson/august2014/miniature_dinosaurs

Farewell Dinos, we’re sad to see you go.

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