Dinosoul is an American dark synth pop indie rock band formed by partners Donny Donovan (vocals, guitar) and Carolyn Hilliard (vocals, keyboard) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2016.
Donovan and Hilliard formed this band after a year of being together and realizing that they had something beautiful and special to share with the universe based on what they were experiencing. They have faced and overcame many challenges that have guided them to grow resulting in their own healing and spiritual growth both as individuals and a partnership. Through trials and tribulations, they realized that the journey on Earth, although painful at times, is beautifully orchestrated if you TRUST and allow it to flow. They are activists in many different facets including the sober/sober curious movement, veganism for animal rights and environmental issues, and LGBTQIA+ rights. They now know that they met each other to spread this awareness through their expression. Their music and lyrics touch people on a universal level and find you when you are ready as stated in their vision spoken at every show.
Dinosoul's sound is a merge of electronic new wave and hip-hop beats with indie-pop guitar rhythms. It is then layered with ambient synth and keyboard piano melodies, topped off with intricate guitar leads and two female vocalists - one lower and raspy, and the other ethereal and airy. The raw, haunting vocals of Donny coupled with Carolyn's angelic harmonies make for an experience that is guaranteed to stay with you.
On April 27, 2018, they self-released their debut album “Eleven.” The album was recorded by Alex Herd, mixed by Jon Miller, and mastered by Garrett Haines.
In April 2019, they released their latest single called ‘Let Me Go’ which has a video due out this summer!
They have toured all throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and recently did a run down to SXSW!
They have opened for many national acts including She Wants Revenge, Mae, Le Butcherettes, Wolf Parade, Bones UK, Repeat Repeat, Brick and Mortar, Diet Cig and others.