News We Are Scientists announce new album ‘Lobes’

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Check out their newest single ‘Operator Error’ now.

Set for release on 20th January via 100% Records, We Are Scientists have announced their new album ‘Lobes’.

“Lobes is the name of a cereal of black spheres invented by Chris Cain (don’t ask),” the band’s Keith Murray explains. “Obviously, the record has little to do with breakfast, but I loved the associations that the word has with cerebral biology, and the evocation of sci-fi, and a sense of something both fundamentally human and utterly unknowable. The word ‘lobes’ makes me think of the body horror films of David Cronenberg, but also of the chatty comedies of manners of Whit Stillman. I really love the reaction it evokes in people: everybody knows the word ‘lobes’, but for whatever reason, being challenged to define it consistently scares them, or angers them, or makes them laugh, or makes them tell me to ‘shut up.’ What a great reaction to such a benign word. It’s also pretty fun to say. Lobes.”

Featuring latest single ‘Operator Error’, the band have also announced that they’ll be heading out on a UK and European tour next year!

Check out the new dates and track below.

See We Are Scientists live at the following dates:

FEBRUARY
19 UK Manchester – Gorilla
20 UK Belfast – Limelight 2
21 IE Dublin – Whelan’s
23 UK Glasgow – Oran Mor
24 UK Newcastle – Northumbria Uni
25 UK Leeds – Wardrobe
26 UK Bristol – Thekla
28 UK Birmingham – O2 Institute 2

MARCH
01 UK Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
02 UK Southampton – Engine Rooms
03 UK London – KOKO
26 FR Paris – Le Petit Bain
27 NL Maastricht – Muziekgieterij
28 BE Antwerp – Kavka
30 NL Amsterdam – Paradiso Noord
31 DE Cologne – Luxor

APRIL
02 DE Hamburg – Knust
03 DE Berlin – Hole44
04 DE Leipzig – WERK 2
05 DE Nuremberg – Z-Bau
07 CZ Prague – Futurum
08 SK Bratislava – Nová Cvernovka
09 AU Vienna – Flex
11 DE Munich – Hansa 39
12 DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Kesselhaus)
14 FR Lille – L’Aéronef Club

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