Quirky indie rockers We Are Scientists are set to visit Thekla Bristol this summer.
Formed in California in 2000, We Are Scientists found fame in 2005 with their second album, With Love and Squalor, which sold 100,000 copies in its first six months of release.
Although modestly popular in America, the album became a gold-selling hit in the UK, where the band’s sound – part post-punk revival and part indie rock, with a touch of Eighties synth-pop – drew parallels to popular bands like Editors, Franz Ferdinand, and the Killers.
The record boasted the top 40 singles Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt, The Great Escape, and It’s A Hit.
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.
The band toured heavily in support, playing a number of European festivals and opening shows in America for Kings of Leon.
The guys’ most recent album, Barbara, was released in the UK back in 2010.
We Are Scientists hit Thekla Bristol on July 23, 2012. Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 16, 2012.