We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists

If a good sense of humour is indeed mankind’s last line of defence against a crumbling universe, there can be few bands as adept at dodging the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune as We Are Scientists. When our sun implodes and all we know...

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We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists

An intimate evening without protection,” promise We Are Scientists, dipping their toes back into the live performance, er, pool. We’re in a burlesque bar where a transvestite club will unfurl within minutes of the band leaving the stage. The...

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Shockwaves NME Awards Show: We Are Scientists, London Astoria; Tue Feb 27

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: We Are Scientists,...

We Are Scientists are famous for their goofy energy and charisma, so it’s a shame that tonight the boys were strangely subdued. ‘Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt’ was too reticent to rock and the onstage japery was kept to a minimum. They finally...

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We Are Scientists: Ibiza Rocks, Bar M, Ibiza. Monday July 10

We Are Scientists: Ibiza Rocks, Bar M, Ibiza....

Something’s not right in Ibiza’s Bar M. Sure, there’s the Manumission dwarves. There’s leopardskin leotarded ladies left, right and centre, the vague whiff of KFC and several legions of sunburnt Carhartt-clad boys from Essex, but what’s...

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We Are Scientists: The Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth: Wednesday April 5

We Are Scientists: The Pyramids Centre,...

“Y ’know,” mugs Chris Cain, practically twirling his chemistry teacher moustache in anticipation of another knockout comedy roundhouse, “it seems like we haven’t been here for – oooh – weeks…” “Now, Portsmouth,” chides...

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We Are Scientists: It’s A Hit

We Are Scientists: It’s A Hit

Currently tearing the UK a new arsehole using only the power of prickly art-punk and some disturbing facial hair (when did looking like a ’70s serial killer get so cool?), We Are Scientists attempt to replicate the commercial success of their...

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We Are Scientists: With Love And Squalor

We Are Scientists: With Love And Squalor

This is the indie equivalent of power pop, an unreservedly good thing. We Are Scientists’ debut full-length album is full of post-punk of a particularly energetic and rambunctious sort. The classic three-piece line-up formation –...

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We Are Scientists: The Great Escape

We Are Scientists: The Great Escape

“I’ve got a great idea!” yelps Keith, who is the singer, midway through. From the evidence of this, that idea was to grow themselves into one of those angular post-punkish bands that youngsters are so fond of nowadays, but make them funkier...

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