First for music news
This Week's Issue
You’re logged in

We Are Scientists - 'Business Casual' EP

Hovering between ‘proper group’ and ‘comedy outfit’, the New York trio now seem as confused about their music as they do about their message

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: We Are Scientists

Album Info

  • Release Date: October 14, 2013
  • Label: 100%
5 / 10 ‘Business Casual’ marks the sound of a band who don’t know what they are any more. Having always hovered between ‘proper group’ and ‘comedy outfit’, the New York trio now seem as confused about their music as they do about their message. ‘Dumb Luck’ begins with hair-metal riffs, whereas ‘Return The Favor’ is full of brooding introspection. Then there’s acoustic demo ‘Courage’, rom-com soundtrack-in-the-making ‘Good Answer’, and ‘Take My Breath Away’, the inexplicable and unnecessary cover of the ’80s power ballad. It’s not terrible, it’s not good, it’s just not anything. Forget business casual: if We Are Scientists are going to carry on, they need to smarten up.

Lisa Wright Buy We Are Scientists - 'Business Casual' EP at iTunes

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More We Are Scientists
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read Reviews
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today