Light Emitting Dinosaurs are wife and husband Nikki and George Lewkowicz and non-wife and husband Ethan James and Archie Wolfman from Brixton. They were driven to write Here Comes the Storm after the Extinction Rebellion protests of 2019. It’s a slow, angry, builder of a track – a warning of what’s to come.
“As dinosaurs we’ve lived through one extinction. It wasn’t fun."
Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inactivity by their Government. Extinction Rebellion’s key demands are: Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Light Emitting Dinosaurs were formed in 2018, Archie brought George from old band Peter Cat, and Ethan from the rock musical The Quentin Dentin Show together into a rehearsal room. From the first chord, they all knew that a new legend of rock history had been written. But it wasn’t enough.
For months, they played as a trio, trying out singers who were good but just not right. Finally, after some persuasion, Nikki joined a rehearsal. It was the voice they’d been looking for. The dinosaurs were finally emitting light. As a quadzilla they aim to increase the oddity in the world by combining the powers of subby bass, hard guitars and ethereal vocals. “I can’t remember the last time Radiohead were this much fun.” Listen with Monger ‘Here Comes the Storm’ is their second single produced with Nick Howiantz at Brixton Hill Studios and will be released on the 24th of May.
Gigs Rose & Crown, Bishop’s Stortford – June 21st Antenna Studios as part of Crystal Palace Festival.