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We Are Scientists announce new album and UK tour (2018)

We Are Scientists

Story by Jack Foley

WE Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe, are set to return with their sixth album and a full UK tour.

Titled Megaplex and released via 100% Records on April 27, the LP will find the infamous duo, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass), once again poised to dazzle the world with 10 new splashes of colourful and utterly addictive pop.

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

Recorded at Tim Wheeler from Ash’s Atomic Heart Studios in NYC and once again produced by Max Hart (ex-Katy Perry), the duo set about honing down a sprawling burst of creativity to make the concise pop beast that is Megaplex.

“At this point in our career, we’ve written so many songs,” continues Keith. “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.

“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 10 most delicious songs that we have — a stacked-up compound of entertainment.”

In addition to the new album, the band will be playing a 16-date UK tour, including a night at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London in May.

The tour dates are (all March, April and May 2018)

28 – Southampton, The Joiners (50th Anniversary Show)
29 – Stoke Sugar Mill
30 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
31 Stockton On Tees, Stockton Calling

1 – Hull, The Welly

2 – Bristol, The Thekla
3 – Brighton Concorde 2
4 – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
5 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
8 – Leeds, Church Leeds
9 – Manchester Gorilla
10 – Glasgow, The Garage
11 – Belfast Limelight 2
12 – Dublin Academy
13 – Sheffield 02 Academy 2