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Saturday 27 November 2021

After Three Year Gap We Are Scientists Return With New Album Huffy & Date @ Concorde 2 Brighton

New York's We Are Scientists, who returned last month with, Huffy, their first album in over three years, are set to play Concorde 2, Brighton, in December.
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The band's Frontman Keith Murray explains why the making of this music video was a relatively enjoyable experience: 

"Making videos is generally the worst. We've had to spend hours stripped to our shorts in a makeshift boxing ring in the dead of winter [It's A Hit], or up at the top of an Irish mountain in the dead of winter [Chick Lit], or covered in fake blood in an unheated Brooklyn warehouse in the dead of winter [Dumb Luck]. 

"So we decided to become masters of our own fates with this one, and indulge in some nice *summer* activities. 


"Making it sound more like a travel brochure for the sunshine state than anything else.

"We took a leisurely bike ride around some of Miami's fancier neighborhoods. We sped around Biscayne Bay on jet skis. We waded through the lapping surf on South Beach. 

"Yes, because it was for a music video, we knew we had an artistic duty to make it as unpleasant as possible, and so we decided that we needed to be clad in long trousers and wool blazers, the whole time. 

"Still, even a stifling blazer can't take the thrill out of a jet ski ride."

Keith adds:

"But naturally it still came with its fair share of challenges. 

"The most difficult part of making the Contact High video was finding takes where we weren't both grinning like idiots, with sheer delight. 

"Our fans shouldn't be surprised if all of our videos from here on out are just thinly-veiled excuses for us to be on jet skis, frankly."

We Are Scientists' breakthrough success came with their debut studio album, With Love and Squalor, which sold 100,000 copies in the first six months. 

This was followed by the releases of Brain Thrust Mastery in 2008, Barbara in 2010, TV en Français in 2014, Helter Seltzer in 2016 and Megaplex in 2018.

As well as music, Keith and Chris are known for their comedy, often injecting humour into their interviews, press-releases and off-the-cuff jokes at their live shows. 

This has been carried over as part of producing many of their own music video treatments and their 2009 series of television shorts Steve Wants His Money made for MTV, as well as a podcast series titled Dumpster Dive in 2020.

We Are Scientists play Concorde 2, Brighton, on 8th December 2021. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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