The Last Dinosaur is Jamie Cameron with Luke Hayden and Rachel Lanskey. They do their best to create beautiful music, playing all the instruments themselves and letting their imaginations run wild.
Hooray! for Happiness was home recorded on multitrack without the aid of computers and released in April 2010. The album is available to listen to on Spotify and you can own a digital copy through iTunes or order a physical copy from the Rough Trade store.
The band have recently finished the follow-up to Hooray! for Happiness, an album about death entitled The Nothing. Three tracks from the album were featured on BBC1 in 2012/13 with the album due for release in the first quarter of 2014.
Uncut Magazine - "An album that's warm, engrossing and impressively original."
6Music - "One of the most underrated bands in the country."
The Line of Best Fit - "One of the most refreshing, creative and inventive records of the year."
4or The Record - "This is a masterpiece, and each second is a reminder of that"
Other Magazine - "Hooray For Happiness fails to exhibit any glaring weaknesses, in the process making a strong case for the importance of a band like The Last Dinosaur’s arrival on the English indie music landscape."
The 405 - "One of the most refreshing, original and gratifying records of the year. Soul food for the head and the heart."
Bearded Magazine - "A beautiful record made by two emerging talents that are definitely deserving of attention. Let it envelop you, and discover all the delights contained within for yourself."
God Is In The TV - "Hooray! For Happiness is a revelation."
Never Enough Notes - "There are gorgeous piano instrumentals, snapped-finger percussion, chiming guitars and almost classical arrangements, and throughout the album lead singer Cameron’s careworn voice and lyrics project an intimacy and thoughtfulness refreshingly free of cynicism."
Echoes and Dust - "Filled with moments of startling beauty and gloriously melodic melancholy."