added: 11 Sep 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
We Are The Physics are set to release their brand new album - Your Friend, The Atom - on 22nd October 2012.
The Glasgow sci-fi new wave punks - consisting of three Michaels and one Chris - recorded the follow-up to 2008's debut 'We Are The Physics Are OK At Music' in their home city with producer Thomas McNeice.
'We recorded the album over eight months in a hole next to the bit where Primal Scream store all their gear', explains vocalist Michael M, 'we didn't use any because it's locked up. But we stared at it through gates and we recorded the sound of longing. Eight months wasn't continuous time in the studio, it amounted to about a week of actual work. We all have actual human jobs and our producer, Thomas, kept going away on tour with Gang Of Four so it prolonged the recording process. We can't be angry at him because he's our pal and recorded and mixed the whole thing for Tic Tacs.'
Your Friend, The Atom features 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.
That's not to suggest the foursome have strayed too far from the sound that has them consistently marked as one of the UK's best live bands.
2013 will see them starring in God Help The Girl, the feature film written and directed by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch. In the meantime, they'll be making a lot of noise, very fast, somewhere near you.
'Your Friend, The Atom' Tracklisting:
1. Go Go Nucleo -> For Science
2. Applied Robotics
3. (e.g. Apollo 11)
4. Napoleon Loves Josephine
5. And So Now We're Wrestling With The Body Politic
6. There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don't Expect A Cure For Cancer
7. Goran Ivanisevic
10. Eat Something
11. All My Friends Are JPEGs
12. Junkie Buns
13. Circuit Babies
14. Olivia Neutron Bomb