Quirky US indie pop stars We Are Scientists are returning to Preston after almost five years.
The band, led by founding members Keith Murray and Chris Cain, have an oddly special relationship with this city after performing intimate preview shows here in the past.
They had already played two gigs at 53 Degrees when, in 2008, they gave a super intimate show at the Kolor Bar in Church Street’s Bull and Royal, where Charles Dickens once stayed.
At it, they unveiled special acoustic versions of soon-to-be hits from then new album, Brain Thrust Mastery.
Later that year, they returned for another packed acoustic show at Action Records, then revisited the following week to play their third rammed show on the main stage at 53 Degrees.
At their second 53 Degrees show they were supported by a then relatively unknown Pigeon Detectives who return tomorrow to 53 Degrees for their own sold-out show.
Keith Murray and Chris Cain first met at college at an impromptu dorm-room viewing of Dawson’s Creek. They have been through various drummers since original timekeeper Michael Tapper quit in 2007. Now on the drum stool is ex-Razorlight man Andy Burrows.
They released their third album Barbara in 2010 and their fourth is due out later this year.
We Are Scientists return to 53 Degrees on Wednesday, July 31. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am, at £13.50 advance from the box office on 01772 893000, Action Records, Church Street, Preston, on 01772 258809, or online at www.lancashiretickets.co.uk.