We Are The Physics - Your Friend, The Atom
'Mutant science punk rock' with a sense of humour
Welcome, album two by Glasgow ‘mutant science punk rock’ outfit WATP. Their scoring a cameo in Stuart Murdoch’s forthcoming God Help The Girl film sounds unlikely, but Murdoch’s shrewd to recognise that a group this stupidly entertaining live – all jerky, stop-start dancing and geeky big specs – belong onscreen, or momentarily at least.
These 14 frantic tunes lose their fizz with time, but the first spins are funny with a capital fun. ‘All My Friends Are JPEGS’ satirises the social media age with sardonic delight. The shouty resolve of the breakdown in ‘Goran Ivanesevic’ practically feels like a punch-line. Another song is called ‘Dildonics’. Enough said.