We Are Scientists have taken a logical approach to their debut album. Mixing Bloc Party drum patterns, Franz Ferdinand bass lines and Killers melodies with their own weird, wired tangents, they have got all the elements to steal the dancefloor from under the feet of their contemporaries. This is a party album for the wallflower passing out in the corner. The songs stumble into grinding metal and itchy punk, but remain quintessentially pop, singer Keith Murray's restless vocals reflecting the band's youthful hedonism. There's a sense that these songs might already be a bit dated, but We Are Scientists have put all their influences to good use.
CD: We Are Scientists, With Love and Squalor