We Are Scientists Announce New Album, Festival Appearances and Plan US Tour
W.A.S will be performing at various festivals this summer such as Camden Crawl, The Hurricane/Southside Festival, The Glastonbury Festival, Hultsfred Festival, T in the Park Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and more. Fall US tour dates to be confirmed.
Here is some background info their PR sent over, followed by their announced tour dates: W.A.S. is Keith Murray and Chris Cain. On Barbara, the duo recruited a brand new set of hands and feet behind the drum kit in the shape of Master Andy Burrows (ex-Razorlight drummer).
The band's breakthrough success came with their danceable rock debut With Love & Squalor which sold over 100,000 copies in the UK. It featured the lead single "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt," accompanied by a hilarious video featuring the band being stalked and chased by a bear. The initial buzz on "Nobody Move..." was so hot that the band landed a performance slot on "Late Show with David Letterman," their US television debut in December 2005 even before the cd was released. "The Great Escape," and "It's a Hit," were released as follow-up singles. Brain Thrust Mastery, the band's sophomore effort, charted at 11 in the UK album chart, with two top 40 singles "After Hours" and "Chick Lit."
With Barbara, devoted We Are Scientists fans will hear a record that more closely resembles With Love & Squalor in its tendency to sound like three guys playing, singing and drinking and, very occasionally, cussing. Recent converts will appreciate the continuation of melodic and lyrical trends begun on Brain Thrust Mastery. Barbara features efficient pop singles like "Rules Don't Stop" and "Nice Guys", as well as expansive harmonic adventures such as the tracks, "Pittsburgh" and "Foreign Kicks."
We Are Scientists describe their output as "rock music of the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety" and their gigs are notoriously wacky, often featuring jokes and banter between the band and their devoted following.
Additionally, Keith & Chris created and starred in a series of television shorts called "Steve Wants His Money." The series premiered in October 2009 during the Lil MTV program on MTV UK. The episodes were made available to watch on MTV.co.uk shortly after the premiere. The comical and witty series focuses around We Are Scientists owing an American man named Steve money and consequently running away to England where they attempt to sell off various marketing ideas to musicians, journalists, music DJ's and promoters.
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