We Are Scientists at Rough Trade East
Brooklyn-based trio, We Are Scientists, played yesterday at the Rough Trade East shop in support of their new record TV en Francais. Their music has always been valuable indie-pop-rock with some 80s features à la Editors, The Killers and Franz Ferdinand, that’s why the band have always enjoyed success in the UK. We Are Scientists became well known in the independent music scene during the second half of the 00s, when indie rock was the new (new) wave, and where the classic rock and roll line up (guitar, bass and drums) was the most fashionable.
Having released four studio albums and toured extensively, We Are Scientists have progressively built a solid and faithful audience, well represented at the venue. During their 40-minute set they played all the songs from the new record, plus their most famous hit from the 2006 album With Love and Squalor, Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (during which, the singer Keith Murray jumped into the crowd with his microphone and his guitar!). While playing these new tracks – which seem perfectly in line with the typical sound of We Are Scientists- the three guys joked and chatted with the audience about their records, songs and music. Finger-pointing, air-punching, head-banging and all the representative signs of enjoyment of the indie rock world were well represented by the crowd, packed with youngsters full of energy and ready to jump and shout. This energy and vitality are the best features and skills of We Are Scientists, a sadly underrated band with really good musical ideas.
Like their music, their live set is fresh, fast and full of catchy sense of humour, which is something always valuable in a power pop trio.
Photos: Lorenzo Cibario
For further information and future events visit We Are Scientists’ website here.
Watch the video for Make It Easy here: