It’s ‘quite good single sleeve’ o’clock: We Are Scientists – ‘Chick Lit’
Posted by Popjustice on
May 15 2008, 09:58
Better-in-interviews-than-on-record indie duo rounding up miniature dog: amazing.
Slightly disappointingly the image is not a self-contained work of pop art – it was taken during the ‘Chick Lit’ video shoot. The video is, however, quite good.
We sometimes wish that We Are Scientists would coach other musicians in the art of giving decent interviews. We Are Scientists could actually extend the idea to its logical conclusion and do phone interviews for other musicians. We Are Scientists would never publicly acknowledge that they did this, and interviewers would happily ‘turn a blind eye’ to this arrangement because it would mean they got better interviews.
Interviewer: Hello, is that Shayne Ward? Keith from We Are Scientists: Yes. Interviewer: So tell us about that time you tossed off a dwarf… Keith from We Are Scientists: [Hilarious response]
In terms of a pricing structure we’d say We Are Scientists could reasonably charge other bands around £500 for each phone interview, or £2500 for a full day of press. If a magazine wanted to interview ‘the band’ in person, We Are Scientists could offer a premium service, starting at £5000 per day, which would involve dressing up as the band in question and conducting the interview in character.