"Tyrannosaurus Rock" really packs a punch, opening with a drum roll to kick start the song with breathtaking pace. Shades of "The Banana Splits" famous theme music dominates the intro, alongside an electric guitar that tears the roof off. There is precious little time to pause for breath here, with a vocal arrangement compressed into one unifying blitz of energy. Short, sweet and straight to the point the listener hardly has time to digest the music before its gone, like a thief in the night. Brilliant.
"Future Dinosaur" has more of a funky vibe, featuring an infectious rhythm that dominates the song throughout. The "Future Dinosaur" is also described in considerable detail, with its 'laser eyes', 'golden wings', and 'spaghetti' arms'. The music here, is more keyboard orientated, and benefits from some additional galactic sound effects which swirl around seamlessly, teasing the ear as the song progresses. Once again, there's plenty of attitude in the vocals, the overall vibe of which reminded me a little of "Video Killed the Radio Star", but this time sped up and updated for the twenty-first century.
Last but by no means least "Be A Dinosaur", continues the party with this foot stomping anthem, but this time offering a touch more melody for the masses. The song is essentially an invitation for the kids to participate in a series of dinosaur moves, which are succinctly expressed in the lyrics. Here, the kids are encouraged, amongst other things, to 'stomp roar' and 'swing your tail on the floor', the vitality of which, made me even want to get up and have a go. I am sure this would be a great song live, and sufficiently energetic to wear the little ones out, and help them get to sleep at night. All in all a superb track brilliantly executed.
This is a fabulous EP from a band who combine foot stomping rhythms with magnificent melodies, and do so with truck loads of attitude. This band have enough energy to light up Manhattan, and on this form you will definitely be hearing a lot more from them in the future. Make sure you also check out their new concept album, a radio play, which explores a day in the life of the band which turns out to be "The Best Day Ever". This band hit all the right notes, they look great, they sound great and they deliver their message with olympian energy. So, what are you waiting for, do yourself a favour and get streaming.
Kids Imagine Nation - pump up the volume.