The We Are Scientists frontman yaks about the band’s early days playing shitty gigs with comedians, slicing his hand open at a “showcase,” that magical first meeting with Oxford Collapse, living in a “band house” in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, working as a script reader, makin’ funny videos, and how his most receptive audience wasn’t at a WAS show.
Two We Are Scientists Contests with Three Men On a Bike and Aloft Hotels (that look so awesome that they almost sound too good to be true)
Good news! There’s two really awesome ways for you to meet We Are Scientists and get great things out of it:
Three Men on a Bike (a fundraising event to help donate money to charities like Children nn Need and Music For All) is giving away a pair of VIP exclusive tickets to either the London, York or Norwich shows at the end of this month. Not only will you get a meet and greet- you get your own acoustic private performance in their dressing room! Details on how to win are at the Three Men On a Bike site.
If you’re a musician or if you’re in a band and you’re from either Europe, Africa or the Middle East, you can have a chance to have We Are Scientists help you write a song AND you’ll get to be the opening act for a WAS concert in London in November. Aloft Hotels is sponsoring this contest so read the details here at their Facebook page.
NME VIDEO: We Are Scientists – ‘Our New Album Will Be Out in February’
Chris tells NME that they’re looking at “February-ish” for the release of the new album and talks about the producer they’ll be working with.
We Are Scientists just announced some extra dates this summer, in between their festival appearances at some very “intimate” venues:
23 // Bristol / Thekla
25 // London / The Garage
26 // Portsmouth / The Wedgewood Rooms
27 // York / Duchess
30 // Norwich / Arts Centre
31 // Manchester / The Deaf Institute
1 // Glasgow / King Tut’s
Tickets on sale at 9 AM this Wednesday…Ticketmaster.co.uk and See Tickets has some of the shows listed there and available for purchase on Wednesday.