We Are Scientists show some love to Cornwall

We Are Scientists show some love to Cornwall

By Brian Robinson Photography


Live shows in Cornwall can be frustrating at times.  Being the most southern part of the UK, it is often missed by many tours and this is felt throughout the local music-loving community.  But when bands do make it down, it makes it all worthwhile.


When We Are Scientists played at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth they gave us one of the best shows to have hit Falmouth in a long time.  If you missed it, then you missed out!


Opening the show were local two-piece Waxx who are proving to be one of the county’s finest bands.  


The indie-grunge duo owned the stage and looked like they were enjoying the set far to much for it to end; what an impressive sound and presence.


Next up were Brooklyn-based Beverly.


They are the main support for We Are Scientists on this extensive UK run.


Playing songs from their new album The Blue Swell, Beverly have some wonderful shoegaze vocals and dreamy guitars, but really find their pace when the tempo is upped a bit and the guitars get a little more punky.


The real entertainment of the night was when We Are Scientists took to the stage.  The new album Helter Seltzer is their finest offering since 2008’s Brain Thrust Mastery and they proved that they are still as relevant in 2016 as they were when they first emerged with the release of their debut With Love & Squalor in 2006.  They gave us a real performance of style, intelligence, humour and fun.  They knew exactly how to draw the crowd in, exchanging banter between songs about the local food – the Cornish Pasty, and the difference between Cornwall & England.


But the real strength was in the songs.  The new tracks “Buckle” and “Too Late’’ really stood out amongst the fan favourites, such as “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” and “After Hours.”  Vocalist Keith Murray took to the crowd during “Take It Easy” which prompted a few selfies as he danced & sang his way through the crowd.


It’s clear to see why We Are Scientists have stood the test of time and with performances like this on the back of the fantastic new album. I think we can expect to see them for a while yet.

Full gallery can be seen here.

Forthcoming tour dates:

SAT 15 OCTOBER Hackney Wonderland 2016London, UK Tickets

TUE 18 OCTOBER The Slade RoomsWolverhampton, UK Tickets

WED 19 OCTOBER Arts Club – Main RoomLiverpool, UK Tickets

THU 20 OCTOBER The Opium RoomsDublin, Ireland Tickets

FRI 21 OCTOBER Róisín DubhGalway, Ireland Tickets

SUN 23 OCTOBER LimelightBelfast, UK Tickets

MON 24 OCTOBER The Liquid RoomEdinburgh, UK Tickets

TUE 25 OCTOBER The GarageAberdeen, UK Tickets

WED 26 OCTOBER BuskersDundee, UK Tickets

THU 27 OCTOBER FibbersYork, UK Tickets

SAT 29 OCTOBER The PicturedromeHolmfirth, UK Tickets

MON 31 OCTOBER WaterfrontNorwich, UK Tickets

TUE 1 NOVEMBER The JunctionCambridge, UK Tickets

WED 2 NOVEMBER Chinnery’sSouthend, UK Tickets

THU 3 NOVEMBER Esquires BedfordBedford, UK Tickets

FRI 4 NOVEMBER Barrow LibraryBarrow-in-Furness, UK Tickets

TUE 29 NOVEMBER Horseshoe TavernToronto, ON, Canada Tickets

WED 30 NOVEMBER El ClubDetroit, MI, US Tickets

THU 1 DECEMBER Lincoln HallChicago, IL, US Tickets

SAT 3 DECEMBER CattivoPittsburgh, PA, US Tickets

THU 15 DECEMBER Moles ClubBath, UK Tickets

FRI 16 DECEMBER The WardrobeLeeds, UK Tickets

SUN 18 DECEMBER The VenueDerby, UK Tickets




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