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We Are Scientists
We Are Scientists

Background information
Origin Claremont, California
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Post-punk Revival
Indie Rock
Years active 2000—present
Label(s) Virgin Records
Website Website
Andy Burrows
Keith Murray
Chris Cain
Max Hart
Former members
Michael Tapper
Adam Aaronson

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We Are Scientists Overview


We Are Scientists is a New York-based rock band that formed in Berkeley, California in the year 2000. Originally formed of Keith Murray on drums, Chris Cain playing bass guitar and Scott Lamb providing vocals and guitar, before Michael Tapper became drummer and Keith became vocalist and guitarist. The band's breakthrough success came with their second album "With Love and Squalor" which sold 100,000 copies in the first 6 months. Their second success was with "Brain Thrust Mastery" which charted at 11 in the UK album chart, with two top 40 singles "After Hours" and "Chick Lit". Their third album, "Barbara", was released in the UK on the 14th June 2010. As well as starring in their own television short Steve Wants His Money.

Barbara (2010) Brain Thrust Mastery (2008) Crap Attack (2006) With Love and Squalor (2006)

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We Are Scientists, Guillemots Added To Line-Up For Dot To Dot Festival 2011

April 1, 2011
We Are Scientists and Guillemots have been added to the line-up for this year's Dot to Dot festival 2011. The event, which takes place across Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester from May 28 - 30, will also feature performances Mona, Hurts and The Naked And Famous.   Read more 

We Are Scientists Announce Summer UK Tour

March 3, 2011
We Are Scientists have announced details of a summer UK tour around their festival appearances. The US band will kick off the jaunt at Middlesbrough'sEmpire on June 13, before playing the Assembly in Leamington Spa on June 14 and London's KOKO on June 15.  Read more 

Tinie Tempah, Magnetic Man, We Are Scientists To Play Beach Break Live Festival 2011

March 1, 2011
Tinie Tempah, Magnetic Man and We Are Scientists will all appear at this year's Beach Break Live festival. Other acts on the bill include Katy B, Professor Green, Frankie And The Heartstrings and Dry The River.  Read more 

We Are Scientists: 'Our New Video Causes Seizures In Pregnant Women'

September 16, 2010
We Are Scientists have unveiled the video for their new single, 'I Don't Bite'. The short, directed by Dan Monick, shows the duo of Keith Murray and Chris Cain being driven around in the back of a car while sporting several different outfits.  Read more 

Alexa Chung Teams Up With We Are Scientists On New Single

September 3, 2010
TV presenter Alexa Chung has designed the artwork for We Are Scientists new single 'I Don't Bite'. Chung, who is the girlfriend of Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner, has drawn a sea-like mammal standing next to a cocktail glass.  Read more 

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