We Are Scientists
EMMA LEE UEA LCR, Norwich
UEA LCR, Norwich
When New York trio We Are Scientists played UEA's LCR earlier this year they were practically bottom of the bill on the NME Awards Tour.
Last night they headlined the venue and they didn't have to share the sold out crowds adulation with anyone.
Knowingly nerdy they arrived on stage to the strains of Phil Collins' Against All Odds - it was a classic ironic 'Lighters in the air moment'.
That soft rock interludes out of the way, they romped through most of their recent album, With Love And Squalor.
- 1 'God's waiting room' - Norfolk town is country's pensioner hotspot
- 2 Former vicarage set in one acre is up for sale - and it needs some TLC
- 3 Thetford homes left with 'significant' damage following blaze
- 4 World record? 24 ducklings spotted waddling through Norfolk village
- 5 Star-studded line-up announced for free Norfolk festival
- 6 George Ezra to host album launch show in Norwich
- 7 RAF flypast to pass through Norfolk's skies
- 8 Interactive and immersive dinosaur attraction opening in Norfolk this month
- 9 Restaurant apologises after boy hospitalised with allergic reaction
- 10 Norfolk-born entrepreneur is second richest person in country
Like their nearest UK counterparts Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand their music is all angular guitars and disco beats.
Highlights of the set included the energetic Nobody Move Nobody Gets Hurt and It's A Hit.
And they most definitely were.