June 10, 2011 18:38

We Are Scientists confirm new album details at Isle Of Wight Festival

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We Are Scientists are heading to the studio and will record their next album by the end of 2011, the band confirmed at Isle Of Wight Festival today (June 10).

They played a 12 song set on the opening day of the bash, joining the likes of The Courteeners and Band Of Horses on the Main Stage bill.

“We are currently working on a follow-up to ’Barbara’,” Keith Murray told NME after the show. “The plan is to record it in the autumn. I will admit that the three of us are very bad at getting work done when we’re in the same room, but I think it’s going to happen later this year. I’m partial towards getting it done."

Andy Burrows has now been drumming with the band for a couple of years after leaving Razorlight, but Keith admitted he hadn't heard any fresh tracks from Johnny Borrell and the new version of the band. He said, "I’ve seen the photo but I haven’t heard anything.”

The band tipped their hat to Kaiser Chiefs during their gig, who are set to play later on the stage. The Leeds act will be giving new material from their recently released 'pick'n'mix' album 'The Future Is Medieval' its festival premiere.

"This is our first time at Isle of Wight and it's going to be one hell of a festival," said Chris Cain. "I'm stood next to a piece of tape that says Kaiser Chiefs on it, that hasn't happened in a long while."

Keith Murray told NME he was planning on staying for their old friends the Kaisers' set: “I’m going to the Arctic Monkeys show in Sheffield tomorrow so I’m leaving pretty early but I’m going to try and fudge our departure time so we get to see them. We did a tour with them on the ‘Off With Their Heads’ record.”

We Are Scientists played:

'Nice Guys'
'I Don't Bite'
'Nobody Move'
'Impatience'
'Let's See It'
'Rules'
'It's A Hit'
'Pittsburgh'
'Dinosaurs'
'Great Escape'
'Jack + Ginger'
'After Hours'


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