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Not Scientists release “Golden Staples”

French Pop-punkers Not Scientists have recently debuted a new record titled “Golden Staples” via Pencil Records. You can check out the album below.

Not Scientists last released “Leave Stickers on Our Graves” in 2016.

 

 

 

 



Hard-Ons announce split with Not Scientists, European tour dates

Australian punks, Hard-Ons, will release a split 7-inch with French pop-punk quartet Not Scientists in support of their upcoming European tour.

You can pre-order the split here and view the tour dates below.

The split will be released on October 14, 2017 through Shield Recordings. Not Scientists released Leave Stickers On Our Graves Maxi Edition in 2016. Hard-Ons released Peel me like a Egg in 2014.



Not Scientists streaming “For What it’s Worth” (Cooper cover)

Kicking Records are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their label, and to mark the occasion they’re releasing a compilation of their artists covering each others’ songs.

The comp is set to release later this month, but you can listen to French pop-punk band Not Scientists‘ cover of Holland punk act Cooper’s track “For What it’s Worth” right now, below.

Not Scientists have re-released their first two out-of-print EPs, along with one previously-unreleased track, as a full-length album called Leave Stickers on Our Graves–Maxi Edition.  You can stream the whole thing, and pick it up on vinyl here. The comp will drop on June 24, 2016.



Video: Not Scientists perform “Leave Stickers on our Graves” live @ L’Astrolabe, Orléans

French pop-punk quartet Not Scientists performed their song “Leave Stickers on our Graves” live @ L’Astrolabe, Orléans.

You can watch the performance below.

Not Scientists have re-released their first two out-of-print EPs, along with one previously-unreleased track, as a full-length album called Leave Stickers on Our Graves–Maxi Edition.  You can stream the whole thing, and pick it up on vinyl here.



Not Scientists release “Leave Stickers on Our Graves-Maxi Edition”

French pop-punk quartet Not Scientists have re-released their first two out-of-print EPs, along with one previously-unreleased track, as a full-length album called Leave Stickers on Our Graves–Maxi Edition.  You can stream the whole thing below, and pick it up on vinyl here.

The two EPs, Leave Stickers on Our Graves and Destroy to Rebuild, were released in 2014 and 2015.



Masked Intruder announce tour with The Copyrights and Not Scientists


Everyone’s favorite pop-punk criminals, Masked Intruder, have announced a tour with The Copyrights and Not Scientists in October, with stops at Pre-Fest 3 and Fest 14 at the end of October, check out the dates below!

Masked Intruder’s latest full-length “M.I.” was released last year,The Copyrights released “Report” in 2014, and Not Scientists released their debut album “Destroy to Rebuild” earlier this year.



Not Scientists (French pop-punk) release album and announce European tour

French pop-punk quartet Not Scientists released their debut album, Destroy to Rebuild, and you can pick it up here.  We brought you a stream of the album a few weeks ago, and you can still give it a listen here.

The band also plans to tour Europe this spring, and you can find all of the dates below.



Album Review: Not Scientists – “Destroy to Rebuild”

Whenever I watch a foreign actress or actor play an American, I’m stuck on the edge of my seat, ready and willing to throw myself into the cringe oblivion whenever I catch a whiff of a slipping accent. Its part of the reason I’m always a little wary of foreign punk. I love world culture and don’t count myself as xenophobic in the least, but a huge part of music for me is in the voice. Lyrics and the delivery of are my bread and butter and I can’t help but wonder if the artist is able to say everything they want to say when they are using their second language. Can they craft nuanced lyrics in English? Can they deliver them convincingly? Refused can, but there’s a lot that can’t. So, needless to say I was at least apprehensive when I pressed play on French punk rockers Not Scientists’ debut Destroy to Rebuild.

And I’ve got to admit, if I hadn’t known beforehand, I wouldn’t from the album. They murdered the elephant in the room and delivered perfect English lyrics in an accent that is perfectly understandable for english listeners. But because I’m a pedantic asshole, that wasn’t enough for me to get on board. Next up for me was the guitar tone– watery with reverb and trebly and under-distorted, enough to set my ears screaming: “this is different than what I know and I am up in arms.” But, I kept listening anyways. And in doing so, the melodies came out of the woodwork and the songwriting emerged without accent-induced hysteria keeping them at bay. And then I thought about the guitar, and wondered why every band in the melodic punk hemisphere had to be flushed with grit. How dare their guitars sound clean? As if punk was just an assortment of checkmarks and distortion was one of them.

And then something clicked. I was trying to hold a band back for daring to be a little difference, for daring to have their own aesthetic preference. This is when I promptly let it go and just listened to the fucking music. Destroy to Rebuild is a good record, it has the rare tenacity to be able to defy my every expectation and turn them around on me. Not Scientists’ sound resides somewhere in the area of the Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music, and Hard Girls. Its poppy punk with heart and twenty-something angst played with an emphasis on intertwining guitar leads and vocal melody and harmony. Its good stuff, with enough of an individual voice to take them out of the ranks of competent-but-not-transcendent melodic punk bands.

There’s a little bit of a post-punk thing going on here. The opening chords of “Window” and the twisting leads of “I’m Brain Washing You” sound like something out of Television. The former explodes with energy and when it kicks it kicks hard, angular chords adding texture to pounding drums. Not Scientists’ music is worth a certain amount of engagement, as they seem more concerned than most at creating a sense of texture in their instrumentation. Whenever punk musicians go back to the 80’s for influences, it tends to be American hardcore, so the change of pace is refreshing.

The lyrics consist of a couple of cliches, but if I’m going to hold Not Scientists to the flame for singing about “fucking up,” I have to hold almost every other band in the U.S. to the same standard. The cliche is a result of repetition in the same circular scene, becoming a trope like gravelly vocals. I’d like to see more bands extend themselves beyond these well traveled ideas– it’s gotten to the point that some lyrics are as meaningful as Bad Religion woah-oh’s.

When the lyrics are confessional and plainspoken, they’re at their best. “Tomorrow’s Another Day” is one of the best songs on the album, opening with the catchily sung line: “Don’t wanna be negative, but things don’t look so good. I don’t think this is working.” The song is about something innocuous and almost a little child-like: being positive and getting back up when life knocks you down. How can I claim this song is a highlight of Destroy to Rebuild after condemning melodic punk cliches the paragraph before? Because the music is awesome and the innocence feels earnest and real. They even sing about drowning problems in whiskey (and if there was ever a cliche to overcome “songs about fucking up,” that’s it) but they own it. “Disconnect The Dots” proves the band can write clever metaphors though, and it’d have been nice to see more of their lyrics aspire to that level.

Not Scientists’ music is diverse sounding– crunchy and musical with some of the best choruses I’ve heard in awhile. There’s a sad lack of French punk rock, and for listeners who only know of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, I wouldn’t blame anyone for not looking for more. It has problems, but they’re pretty much the same ones we have at home, reminding me that we’re all people and we all kind of suck some of the time. Nevertheless, Destroy to Rebuild is still a killer record, worthy of attention for the musicianship alone.

4/5


Stream Not Scientists upcoming album “Destroy To Rebuild”

Today we’re stoked to bring you an exclusive stream of French pop-punk act Not Scientists‘ upcoming full-length “Destroy To Rebuild”.  If you’re not familiar, the band features members of Uncommonmenfrommars and No Guts No Glory and only got together a little over a year ago.  They’ve started out with a bang though, releasing two EP’s and playing 99 shows in their first 12 months.  Check them out by streaming “Destroy To Rebuild” below.

The album will be officially released on March 6th after which the band will be immediately hitting the road.

Pre-order the album here!



Not Scientists stream “Disconnect The Dots” off “Destroy To Rebuild”

French pop-punk act Not Scientists are streaming “Connect The Dots”, the third single off their upcoming album Destroy To Rebuild.

You can give it a listen below.

Destroy to Rebuild is due out March 6, 2015.



Not Scientists stream “Tomorrow’s Another Day”

French pop-punk act Not Scientists (ft. members of Uncommonmenfrommars and No Guts No Glory) are streaming a new track “Tomorrow’s Another Day,” which will appear on their upcoming album Destroy To Rebuild.

You can give it a listen here.

Destroy to Rebuild is due out March 6, 2015.



Not Scientists new song “Just Break Me” off upcoming album “Destroy to Rebuild”

French pop-punk act Not Scientists (ft. members of Uncommonmenfrommars and No Guts No Glory) are streaming a new song entitled “Just Break Me” off their upcoming album “Destroy to Rebuild.”

You can listen to the song and pre-order the album below.

“Destroy to Rebuild” is due out March 6, 2015.



Not Scientists finish recording new album

French pop-punk act Not Scientists (ft. members of Uncommonmenfrommars and No Guts No Glory) have finished recording their new album.

The band released their latest  EP Leave Stickers On Our Graves earlier this year.



Belgium’s Crossbonefest announces lineup feat. Not Scientists, Muncie Girls, Direct Effect

Crossbonefest is a DIY punk festival that will be taking place March 20-21 2015 at Jeugdhuis The Bassment in Houthalen, Belgium.

The festival will feature Muncie GirlsDirect Effect, and Not Scientists, among many others.

You can check out the full lineup and info here.



Not Scientists (Uncommonmenfrommars, No Guts No Glory) stream new EP “Leave Stickers On Our Graves”

French pop-punk act Not Scientists (ft. members of Uncommonmenfrommars and No Guts No Glory) are streaming their new EP Leave Stickers On Our Graves in its entirety. Give it a listen below.

Though the EP bears the same title as the 6-song 12″ the band released earlier this year, its tracklist is comprised of 3 songs that didn’t make the final cut for that release.