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may recall us mentioning Glasgow sci-fi new wave punks We Are The Physics, consisting of three Michael’s and one Chris. They have an album coming out and its worth checking out, buying even. With a few of their tracks whizzing round and round in our head we felt the urge to ask them what it is all about so we talked to one of the Michaels to find out, but which one…who knows.

US: Where are you and what have you been doing today?

WATP: We’re in Glasgow, we’re currently rehearsing for our upcoming tour that starts next week. This is our only rehearsal. We’re incredibly under-prepared and poor, so we have to squeeze it into one day. Michaeldrum is a pilot, but he didn’t have a flight scheduled today. In fact, he’s grounded for the next four months due to an incident.

US: Tell us about your latest release?

WATP: Our latest release is our new album Your Friend, The Atom. It’s 14 songs of nuclear-tinged niceness. You should buy it. It comes out on 22nd October and has songs about radiation poisoning, the democratisation of technology, the redundancy of the male genitalia, capitalising on culture and tradition, mutual manipulation, incubators as artificial mothers, junkies eating buns and Goran Ivanisevic.

US: You have a tour coming up, what are you looking forward to the most/least?

WATP: It’s always good to get back out and play live music tunes for people because that’s what we do best/worst (depends who you ask). But being on tour is also the time we lose all our money on van hire and petrol and, after day three, you’ll often find members of We Are The Physics sobbing in a corner in the realisation that this is their actual life. It’s all worth it, though, when you see the smiles on the faces of nobody. That’s all jest, of course – we love torturing the public with our songs, and apparently people like to spend money to come and be tortured. It’s a mutual understanding.

US: What does 2013 look like for We Are The Physics?

WATP: ZOLE. Also, it looks like we’ll be going back east in 2013, maybe Europe and Russia. Fingers crossed for Japan again, it’s always great over there. We’ll probably start writing a new record too, we have this idea about making it the first ever album to feature a poltergeist.

US: Are there any other bands around at the moment that you are in to?

WATP: There are no other bands. To be honest, most of the bands we like are long dead or split up. But there’s always brilliant new bands we hear on tour, like Hosome and Bloody Knees and Swound. But, it’s not fair on them to have to be name-checked by us, that’s surely an incredible embarrassment given our social status.

Playing live…

16th Oct Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 17th Oct The Jericho, Oxford 18th Oct Banquet Records Live Instore Performance, Kingston-Upon-Thames 18th Oct New Slang at McClusky’s, Kingston-Upon-Thames 19th Oct Blowout’s Science Friction Night at Elliot’s Bar, Aberdare 20th Oct The Prince Albert, Brighton 21st Oct Carefully Planned Festival at Soup Kitchen, Manchester 31st Oct Stabbing A Dead Horse Tour at 13th Note, Glasgow