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We Are The Physics Unveil New Single, ‘Napoleon Loves Josephine’

The band are also heading out on tour next week, and play a session for Marc Riley on 6 Music this evening.



We Are The Physics have today both announced and released another single from their upcoming new album.

‘Napoleon Loves Josephine’ (video above) is the third song to be taken from the Glasgow quartet’s second album, ‘Your Friend, The Atom’, which itself is released on 22nd October via DIY Records.

It has been a long-time fan live favourite, and as the quote below from vocalist Michael M explains, this recorded version has been some time coming:

“This song’s been kicking about our live set for ages, but it took us about sixteen thousand (approx) recordings before we were happy with it. We wrote it about people using other people for personal gain, often mutually. It’s about manipulation and parasitic personalities and the inevitable consequences of being trapped in a cage of your own making. Wee Napoleon just got dragged into it because Josephine wasn’t actually Josephine’s name, he just renamed her. The lyrics fall vaguely over the bones of their story, but it’s not specifically about them, despite us shouting their names over and over again like Derek Acorah trying to summon ghosts who all have Liverpudlian accents. We make sure we play this song at every gig because our drummer, Michaeldrum, gets really tired playing it and one of the only pleasures we have in life is seeing him in pain.”



The band are in session for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music this very evening, and head out on tour next week, a trip which includes both support slots with fellow Scots We Were Promised Jetpacks, and an instore live set at Banquet Records in Kingston.

They play:

OCTOBER
16 Birmingham Hare & Hounds (w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks)
17 Oxford Jericho (w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks)
18 Kingston Banquet Records (instore, 6pm)
18 Kingston New Slang at McClusky’s (w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks)
19 Aberdare Elliot’s Bar
20 Brighton Prince Albert
21 Manchester Carefully Planned Festival
31 Glasgow 13th Note

DECEMBER
7 Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms
8 London Buffalo Bar

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