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We Are Scientists release merch for those with botched lockdown haircuts

By | Published on Tuesday 26 May 2020

Following the release of their new single ‘I Cut My Own Hair’ last week, We Are Scientists have now launched a line of merch for those who have attempted what the song suggests and then been less than happy with the results.

You can choose from a baseball cap bearing the legend ‘I cut my own hair’ or a bandana designed to look like frontman Keith Murray’s expertly self-coiffed hair.

“I’ve been cutting my own hair for years now, so one silver lining of this cloudy life in quarantine is that this behaviour, which others used to consider a sign of some flaw in my character, has now become an enviable skill”, Murray said of the new record last week.

“When I wrote the song last year, I was self-identifying as an outsider”, he went on. “Now, I guess, it’s become more an anthem of unification; everybody is cutting their own hair, like it or not. In a way, it’s pretty nice that the rest of the world – the formerly-professionally-hairdressed majority – has gotten a little closer to knowing the essential, questionably-coiffed Keith Murray”.

Bassist Chris Cain now adds: “I knew about Keith’s home haircuts and I sort of envied him and was sort of disgusted by him at the same time. What a risk to take, I thought. What a cavalier way to treat this wonderful gift life gave you, like driving around with your dog in the flatbed of your pickup truck instead of in the cab”.

“But then the internet people made up this insane challenge – cutting your own hair in just over two minutes while listening to our song… and millions of people did it!”, he says “Who are these daredevils? But they boxed me in. And I admit: it felt like really living”.

So, you see now the need for this new merch. Plus, the bandana can double up as a facemask/beard substitute as well.

The song is also the official theme tune to mental health charity CALM’s Big Buzz Off campaign. So, if you fancy cutting off your hair for a good cause, get involved with that here.