We Are Scientists To Release Fourth Studio Album "Barbara" In June

posted May 14, 2010

We Are Scientists To Release Fourth Studio Album "Barbara" In June

New York based indie rockers, We Are Scientists, hard at work (and play) in the UK for most of this year, will release their fourth and by all accounts best studio album, "Barbara," on June 15, 2010. The album follows the We Are Scientists rock music brand by including beat-driven, melody-wrapped, harmony-draped, lyrically-savvy tracks. W.A.S. is Keith Murray and Chris Cain. On "Barbara," the duo recruited a brand new set of hands and feet behind the drum kit in the shape of Master Andy Burrows (ex-Razorlight drummer).

The band's breakthrough success came with their danceable rock debut "With Love & Squalor" which sold over 100,000 copies in the UK. It featured the lead single "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt," accompanied by a hilarious video featuring the band being stalked and chased by a bear. The initial buzz on "Nobody Move..." was so hot that the band landed a performance slot on "Late Show with David Letterman," their US television debut in December 2005 even before the cd was released. "The Great Escape," and "It's a Hit," were released as follow-up singles. "Brain Thrust Mastery," the band's sophomore effort, charted at 11 in the UK album chart, with two top 40 singles "After Hours" and "Chick Lit."

We Are Scientists describe their output as "rock music of the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety" and their gigs are notoriously wacky, often featuring jokes and banter between the band and their devoted following.

Additionally, Murray and Cain created and starred in a series of television shorts called "Steve Wants His Money." The series premiered in October 2009 during the Lil MTV program on MTV UK. The episodes were made available to watch on MTV.co.uk shortly after the premiere. The comical and witty series focuses around We Are Scientists owing an American man named Steve Money and consequently running away to England where they attempt to sell off various marketing ideas to musicians, journalists, music DJ's and promoters.

The band has toured with names such as Art Brut, Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park, The Mystery Jets, R.E.M., Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, Editors, The Pixies and many others. The band is set up for an extensive world tour beginning in June 2010. W.A.S will be performing in highly regarded festivals such as Camden Crawl, The Hurricane/Southside Festival, The Glastonbury Festival, Hultsfred Festival, T in the Park Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and more. Fall US tour dates to be confirmed.


  • June 18: Germany / Southside Festival
  • June 19: Germany / Hurricane Festival
  • June 20: Utrecht
  • June 21: Cambridge
  • June 22: Wolverhampton
  • June 24: Sheffield
  • June 25: Oxford
  • June 27: UK / Glastonbury Festival
  • July 8: Sweden / Hultsfred Festival
  • July 10: UK / T In The Park Festival
  • July 11: Ireland / Oxegen Festival
  • August 19: Belgium / Pukkelpop Festival
  • August 20: Austria / Frequency Festival
  • August 21: Switzerland / Gampel Open Air Festival
  • August 23: Munich
  • August 24: Berlin
  • August 25: Koln
  • August 28: UK / Reading Festival
  • August 29: UK / Leeds Festival