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We Are Scientists announce new album and tour dates

By | Published on Tuesday 6 February 2018

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists have announced that they will release new album, ‘Megaplex’, on 27 Apr. They’ve also announced new tour dates for the UK and Ireland in May.

“In the past we’ve used our music to educate, to enlighten, to awaken people to the depth and complexity of moral concerns”, says bassist Chris Cain. “This time, we really wanted to drop a fun-bomb. Something to dance or fuck to”.

Elaborating further, frontman Keith Murray adds: “At this point in our career, we’ve written so many songs – the pool for this record alone was something like 90 songs deep – that we know exactly what we want out of a We Are Scientists record”.

He goes on: “We want it to be taut, to bang hard, to have a big hook every four seconds or so. We don’t have to be precious about which songs make it onto a record; we can listen to the ones that didn’t make it at home, on our own time. ‘Megaplex’ is just the ten most delicious songs that we have – a stacked-up compound of entertainment”.

Of their career so far, he continues: “It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of honing of craft to make it to six records. I mean, the Velvet Underground never made six albums. The Smiths didn’t. Pavement, Guns N Roses, The Stooges – none of them could do it. So, I guess we’re just objectively better than those bands now? It’s just a mathematical fact, right?”

Continuing in that vein, he says: “Van Halen made six with David Lee Roth but only four with Sammy Hagar, so I guess we’re better than Hagar-era Van Halen but only just as good as Roth-era? Which, saying it out loud, makes total sense, yeah. Our brilliant work in pop song writing is unsurpassed. “It will probably make the We Are Scientists Name live beyond eternity”.

The tour dates, including existing shows, are looking like this:

28 Mar: Southampton, The Joiners
29 Mar: Stoke, Sugar Mill
30 Mar: Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
31 Mar: Stockton Calling
1 Apr: Hull, The Welly
2 Apr: Bristol,
2 May: Bristol, Thekla
3 May: Concorde 2
4 May: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
5 May: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6 May: Birmingham, Institute 3
8 May: Leeds, Church
9 May: Manchester, Gorilla
10 May: Glasgow, The Garage
11 May: Belfast, Limelight 2
12 May: Dublin, Academy
13 May: Sheffield, Academy 2

This is exactly what new single ‘One In, One Out’ sounds like: