We Are Scientists joined by special guests for pub gig

Chris Cain: 'We are among top five We Are Scientists cover bands'

We Are Scientists were joined onstage by Lightspeed Champion and Art Brut at their one-off London show last night (August 28).

The band played a semi-secret show at pub The Old Blue Last in the east of the capital when they were joined by the surprise guests – such a surprise in fact even the Brooklyn band were shocked.

“The show was amazing for several reasons,” bassist Chris Cain told NME.COM. “First, it’s been years since we played a stage small enough that we could actually see each other. Usually Keith [Murray guitarist] is just a vague figure bouncing around in the distance – last night he was close enough to touch!”

He then revealed how surprised he was by the guests.

Dev Hynes [Lightspeed Champion] got onstage and played a never-rehearsed ‘It’s A Hit’ as well as his standby ‘After Hours’, and Ian Catskilkin from Art Brut wrested Keith‘s guitar away to throw down some terrifying ideas on the solo of ‘The Great Escape’.”

Cain concluded that, “I think most people left feeling that they had seen one of the greatest We Are Scientists cover bands out there. We’re definitely in the top five.”