SCIENTISTS! Release First Recording In 30 Years!

Title: Mini Mini Mini. In spite of, or possibly because of their announcement that they’d never record again, the Scientists now find themselves with a brand new single – their first recording since 1987’s Human Jukebox. Yes folks, that’s 30 YEARS!  

Why, how? That’s a question for some guileless  interviewer to broach. But What? A cover of the sixties French Icon Jacques Dutronc’s curio Mini Mini Mini.

B/W (if such a thing can exist digitally) is one of their own curios from their ’81 transitional period songs re-recorded with as little revision as possible - Perpetual Motion.

This release, which will be available on Bandcamp coincides with the band’s first tour of Australia with this line up since they toured with Sonic Youth in 2007 on the Don’t Look Back Daydream Nation/Blood Red River Tour. 

PREMIERING ON DOUBLE J TODAY! Tune into 'Lunch With Myf' (11AM – 2PM) to hear Perpetual Motion and 'Karen Leng' (2PM-3PM) to hear 'Mini Mini Mini' !


The Scientists existed from 1978 to 1987 Originally from Perth they moved to Sydney then to London and spent equal time in each perfecting their specific brand of sonic terrorism. Feared and revered almost as much for their tacky yet stylish appearance as for their sound The Scientists were the ultimate ‘cult’ band.

Last year prestigious Chicago label Numero Group released a compilation of the Scientists’ recorded catalogue entitled ‘A Place Called Bad’.

Here are some things said in the international music press about it:  

“Audaciously genre crunching”. Kris Needs, Classic Rock 8/10

“Experimental Jet Set, trash and 4 stars!” Tim Peacock, Record Collector

“Hero’s to scores of Seattle Grunge bands – ninth compilation of their work compared to seven albums they actually recorded. Swampland was as memorable a manifesto as you could hope for.” Michael Hann – The Guardian  

“Salmon and co’s pioneering post–punk demolition recreation of the blues has proved justly influential” Andrew Perry – Mojo 4 stars

“Four disc history provides proof positive that Australia gave you Grunge” Jason Anderson – 9/10 Uncut

The Scientists are back! In their classic 1985 lineup!

Kim, Boris, Tony and Leanne! Doing one show in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Geelong and Melbourne only!
Blood Red River:


Friday, 27th October 2017
Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Ticket Info Here  

Saturday, 28th October 2017
Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Ticket Info Here  

Sunday, 29th October 2017
Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Ticket Info Here

Saturday 4th November 2017
The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Ticket Info Here  

Saturday 18th November 2017
Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Ticket Info Here and Ticketek

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