We Are Scientists and Art Brut Split 7” completed

It’s not your average cover

We Are Scientists and Art Brut have both completed recording their respective covers of ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ and ‘The Great Escape’.

As previously reported, both bands are hitting the road together in North America, and decided to swap songs for the limited edition release.

Neither cover is straight, however the bands have kept the exact styles they’ve opted for a secret so far.


However NME.COM can now reveal that We Are Scientists have performed ‘Bang Bang Rock & Roll’ like the Velvet Underground, in response to Art Brut’s lyrics “I don’t like the sound of the Velvet Underground, I don’t like the sound that second time around”.

Meanwhile Art Brut‘s version of ‘The Great Escape’ has seen the British band recreate the song as an homage to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’.

The single will be available exclusively at shows on the band’s co-headling tour which kicks off September 18.

They play:

Carrboro Cat’s Cradle (September 18)

Atlanta Roxy (19)


Orlando The Social (20)

Miami Studio A (21)

Tallahassee Club Downunder (22)

New Orleans One Eyed Jack’s (23)

Houston Warehouse Live (24)

Austin Emo’s (25)

Dallas Gypsy Tea Room (26)

Phoenix Brickhouse Theatre (28)

San Diego House of Blues (29)

Los Angeles Henry Fonda Theatre (30)

San Francisco Fillmore (October 2)

Eugene WOW Hall (4)

Portland Hawthorne Theatre (5)

Vancouver Commodore (6)

Seattle Neumo’s (7)

Salt Lake City In the Venue (9)

Denver Bluebird Theatre (10)

Lawrence Granada (11)

Chicago Metro (12)

Detroit Magic Stick (13)

Toronto Opera House (14)

Montreal La Tulipe (15)

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