We Are Scientists plan The Great Escape
On 3rd October WE ARE SCIENTISTS release their second single, The Great Escape, which is taken from their hotly anticipated forthcoming album, With Love and Squalor.
WE ARE SCIENTISTS started to cause a buzz when their five-song demo caused a music industry stampede Stateside and a triumphant performance at this year's South By Southwest turned up the heat. Among those pressed against the stage in Austin was Steve Lamacq, who booked the band for a live session and began playing the unreleased single on his show. We Are Scientists signed to Virgin Records in April and shortly thereafter released their debut single, Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt, which was added to the evening playlist at Xfm, was Zane Lowe's Record Of The Week, received several plays on Jo Whiley's Radio 1 show, a Steve Lamacq Session and a B-list at MTV2.
The Great Escape is a pulsating, rhythm-driven pop song rammed with hooks, an urgent verse and a strong chorus perfectly capturing the band's melody-enriched, danceable guitar rock. It's a remarkable, peculiar fusion, a triumphant alchemy of brainy beat structures and heartfelt pop, and it looks set to propel the band further into the public's consciousness and break them into the Top 40. It will be available on two track CD (VUSCD 308), Maxi CD (VUSDX 308) and limited edition coloured vinyl (VUS 308).
The band's debut album, With Love and Squalor, will be released on 17th October. They will play Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August, coinciding with a 19-date UK tour.
Wed 17)Cambridge) Portland Arms (01223 357 268)
Thurs 18 )London) Metro (08700 600 100)
Fri 19 ) Wolverhampton)Little Civic (01902 552 121)
Sat 20) Stoke) Underground (Club NME; 0871 22 00 260)
Mon 22 )Manchester) Bierkeller (Club NME; 0871 22 00 260)
Tues 23 )Birmingham) Custard Factory(Club NME; 0871 22 00 260)
Wed 24)Leeds) Warehouse (Club NME; 0871 22 00 260 ) Thurs 25 )Nottingham) Stealth (Club NME; 0871 22 00 260)
Fri 26) Reading Festival SOLD OUT
Sat 27) Leeds Festival SOLD OUT
Mon 29 )Newcastle) Cluny (0191 230 4474)
Tues 30 )York) Fibbers (0870 907 0999)
Wed 31)Glasgow) King Tuts (0870 169 0100)
Fri 2 ) Liverpool) Barfly (0870 907 0999)
Sat 3 ) Bristol) Louisiana (0114 221 2828)
Mon 5 )London) Barfly (0870 907 0999)
Tue 6 Leicester Charlotte (0116 255 3956)
Wed 7 )London) Death Disco (0207 460 4459)
Thurs 8 )Peterbrough) Met Lounge (01733 571 616)
Fri 9 Tunbridge Wells Forum (08712 777101)
Sat 19 London Frog (0207 434 9592)
Title: Dan Monick Shoot
Artist: We Are Scientists
Photographer: Dan Monick
Date: April 2005
Usage Rights: Worldwide Press And Promotions
Copyright: Dan Monick
Who needs a lover anyway?
These albums are not nearly as appreciated as they should be.
Listen to her new song 'Callous Copper'.
They might sound like they're from the 70s, but they way they roll is very 2020.
What's new in the music world this week?
'U Kin B the Sun' is an album rich in texture and depth and one that quite obviously, and unapologetically, plays to Frazey Ford's strengths.
Listen to their new single 'Small Change'.