We Are Scientists - obviously too busy in the lab and skipping their maths homework - have announced that they’re to celebrate the “50th anniversary” of their 2005 debut album ‘With Love & Squalor’.
The band will play the album in full at a handful of European shows, as well as reissuing the debut on vinyl via 100% Records on 17th October. The shows will then follow in November and December.
Speaking of the news, Keith Murray says: “A long time ago our management came to us and suggested we do some With Love & Squalor shows on the 14th anniversary of its release, which we thought was pretty dumb. ‘Come back to us on a real anniversary,’ we told them. Fast-forward to a couple weeks ago, when they told us big 50 was coming up. I’d say that’s worth celebrating.”
“Fans have been asking us to reissue With Love & Squalor on vinyl ever since the last printing, in 2006, ran out. The fact that it took fifty fucking years to make this happen still blows my mind,” says bassist Chris Cain, with Keith adding: “It’s a testament to the glacial pace of things at major labels. Definitely helps explain some of their financial trouble.”
View the dates and watch the band’s video for ‘The Great Escape’ below.
26 Dusseldorf, Zakk
27 Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich
28 Berlin, Heimathafen
29 Munich, Technikum
30 Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
04 Leicester, O2 Academy 2
05 Glasgow, Oran Mor
06 Manchester, Ritz
07 London, Roundhouse