Date(s) - 24/02/2023
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
University of Wollongong
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The Scientists ‘Negativity’ Tour 2023 | Wollongong
Before Nirvana. Before Mudhoney, Before the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion …
There were – Scientists
Formed in Perth in 1978 , the punk pop hooks of “Frantic Romantic” & “Last Night” removed them from their hometown to wider acclaim, re-emerging in Sydney with a darker, primitive concoction similar to that of The Stooges, Suicide, Cramps, Gun Club, Sonic Youth and The Birthday Party. What followed were a string of swamp rock classics such as “Atom Bomb Baby”, “Swampland”, “We Had Love” and “Human Jukebox” and a relocation to London before imploding in 1987.
For 20 years the band appeared dormant, until they re-emerged in 2006 for All Tomorrow’s Parties reforming for various tours including the Don’t Look Back Australian tour along with Sonic Youth performing Blood Red River and Daydream Nation respectively.
In 2021, two years after being inducted into the WA Music Hall Of Fame, they released their first studio album in 34 years, “Negativity” making it onto most “top albums for the year” lists.
AND NOW – finally, The Scientists are back – ready to tour that album plus play selections from their back catalogue.
With songs like “When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow”, “Murderess In a Purple Dress”, “Atom Bomb Baby”, “If It’s the Last Thing I Do”, the Scientists were always the ultimate post apocalyptic band!
OUTSIDER – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM27yG9UqSw
THE SCIENCE OF SUAVE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-SdvOpofrE
, including six triumphant hometown shows in Melbourne; while the band became summer festival favourites, kicking goals at Wildlands and Beyond The City.
2022 has shown the first of Telenova’s upcoming more complex body of work Stained Glass Love EP, with first single ‘Why Do I Keep You?’and its artistically rich self-directed video by lead singer Angeline Armstrong; and 'Haunted' a hypnotic tale of addiction with echoes of Northern Soul amidst dark dub all draped in dramatic synth strings.
To celebrate the EP announcement and new single, the band has shared a run of EP tour dates that includes debut shows in New Zealand.
Get your tickets here
Venue: University of Wollongong UniBar
University of Wollongong, Building 12, Northfields Avenue, WOLLONGONG