The Scientists, Gentleman Jesse, Subsonics
The Scientists are the ultimate cult band! Mysterious, undefinable and yet many quite distinct things to many people. Some blame them for Grunge, some think they’re a power pop band, some think they’re experimental. Tav Falco describes them in Ghosts Behind The Sun thus: “Mercurial individuals who’s science is strictly alchemical.”
Originating in Perth Western Australia in the beginnings of post-punk they travelled to Sydney, then London cutting a swathe through the indie scene throughout the 1980s only to vanish. Sited as a seminal influence by so many – Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mudhoney, Nirvana the band had to return some time.
In 2018 they’ve returned, recorded the singles, "Mini Mini Mini," "Braindead," and have a soon-to-be released EP on In The Red called 9H20.SiO2 in the works. They made their first trip to the USA last year confirming what people suspect. They are totally unique — distinct from other bands and sound as brutal now as ever. Not to be missed!