Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur – Queen of the Stone Age

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October-Cover-320Prodigiously-talented trumpet-player and Chaos Collective constant Laura Jurd has just released Together, As One, the dynamically varicoloured debut of her band, Dinosaur. This talent-laden behemoth includes the wildly imaginative keyboardist Elliot Galvin, inventive bassist Conor Chaplin and Afro-centric drum firebrand Corrie Dick. Nick Hasted talked to Jurd about her idyllic upbringing in the relative rural remoteness of a Hampshire village, the influence of Miles’ electric period on the quartet’s sometimes punkish grooves and how she’s ready to rage against post-Brexit bleakness

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