The band will headline The Old Blue Last on 22nd September as part of DIY’s 10th Birthday celebrations, before taking on four dates in October – including the Carefully Planned festival in Manchester.
22 September London The Old Blue Last – DIY’s 10th Birthday Party (FREE ENTRY)
18 October Kingston McClusky’s – New Slang
19 October Aberdare Elliot’s Bar
20 October Brighton Prince Albert
21 October Manchester Carefully Planned Festival
Your Friend, The Atom is the follow-up to the Glasgow sci-fi new wave punks’ 2008 debut, We Are The Physics Are OK At Music.
The record both previous singles – the eponymous paean to Croatian tennis star Goran Ivanisevic, and frantic shoutfest Applied Robotics – as well as live favourite and future single Napoleon Loves Josephine. The disco-punk stormer Dildonics and code-quoting Circuit Babies have been live staples for some time, while There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don’t Expect A Cure For Cancer takes their stop-start jerk-pop to darker new levels with explosive curve-ball Olivia Neutron Bomb rounding off proceedings.
We Are The Physics formed in Glasgow in 2005, taking influences from bands such as Devo, Ex Models, Cardiacs, The Skids, Servotron, Brainiac and Buddy Holly.
Known for their eccentric and frenetic stage shows, their nerd rock b-movie aesthetic has taken them around the world several times, sharing tours and Irn Bru with acts including Polysics, Art Brut, Franz Ferdinand, 30 Seconds To Mars and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, as well as playing major roles at UK and European festivals, including the NME/Radio 1 Stage at T In The Park.
2013 will see them starring in God Help The Girl, the feature film written and directed by Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch.
Your Friend, The Atom Tracklisting:
Go Go Nucleo -> For Science
(e.g. Apollo 11)
Napoleon Loves Josephine
And So Now We’re Wrestling With The Body Politic
There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don’t Expect A Cure For Cancer
All My Friends Are JPEGs
Olivia Neutron Bomb