Nerves For Splendour
We can’t wait to see We Are Scientists take to the stage at ‘Splendour In The Grass’ next month!
But despite being named one of the headline acts for the Queensland music bash, the New York rockers have confessed they’re scared of disappointing us Aussies.
Lead singer Keith Austin Murray told The Daily Telegraph,
"We have incredibly high hopes, and if they're dashed it'll be truly crushing."
In fact the musician still finds it hard to believe that the band, who’ve been together since the 90s, has the opportunity to play Down Under.
He adds, "If someone had asked me if I would ever even play a show, much less a show that I would regard as one of the more fun of my career in Australia, I would have slapped them in the face."
As well as taking to the stage for the festival alongside artists including The Strokes and The Temper Trap on July 30, July 31 and August 1, the hitmakers will also perform a side show at Sydney’s metro Theatre on August 3.
Speaking about what fan can expect from the gig, Keith promised a mixture of the group’s better-known songs from their first two albums, as well as tracks from their new album ‘Barbara.’
He said, "Largely, it's going to be a healthy dose of the new album.
"But since it's a festival show, the necessity is all about being crowd-pleasing, so it will involve zero indulgence on our part and maximum pleasure on the audience's part. That's the numerical equilibrium we're shooting for."
See why we can’t wait for We Are Scientists to hit Oz in the video clip below…