We Are Scientists cover Boyz II Men

The band are joined by a special guest at Brixton gig

We Are Scientists performed a cover of Boyz II Men‘s Number One hit ‘End Of The Road’ during their London show last night (November 9).

The US three-piece donned black suits and ties for a theatrical rendition of the track at the end of their Brixton Academy gig, which saw drummer Michael Tapper take on lead vocals.

As the band drew the song to a close, support bands Hot Club De Paris and Roland Shanks, as well as Editors guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, all invaded the stage while the whole venue sang out the words.


Earlier Urbanowicz also played guitar with the trio for their hit single ‘The Great Escape’.

The show proved to be a night for covers as the band kicked off their 65-minute set with Phil Collins‘ hit ‘Against The Odds’.

The trio were typically on comical form throughout as bassist Chris Cain picked up a silver hat thrown onstage and quipped: “Its perfect. I think it makes me look British. Am I right?,” before he drew massive cheers.

The band also jovially embraced the current New Rave movement as the stage was showered with glowing necklaces.

At one point singer Keith Murray joked: “We are paving the way for New Rave,” before Cain chipped in: “What does New Rave mean anyway? I have no fucking idea!”

We Are Scientists went on to debut new song ‘Tonight Tonight’ and the previously unreleased ‘Best Behaviour’ in a set packed with hits from their debut LP ‘With Love & Squalor’.


They played:

‘Against The Odds’

‘Cash Cow’

‘Worth The Wait’

‘Lousy Reputation’

‘Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt’

‘What’s The Word’

‘Can’t Lose’


‘Best Behaviour’

‘It’s A Hit’

‘Mucho Mas’


‘Tonight Tonight’

‘This Scene Is Dead’


‘The Great Escape’

‘End Of The Road’

We Are Scientists will wrap up their UK tour tonight with a second night in Brixton.

‘Crap Attack’, the band’s B-sides and rarities CD/DVD, is out now.

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