We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe released their sixth album ‘Megaplex’ via 100% Records on April 27th, the infamous duo, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass), are once again set to dazzle the
world with ten brand new splashes of colourful and utterly addictive pop that serve as a welcome distraction to these bleak times we live in.
“In the past we’ve used our music to educate, to enlighten, to awaken people to the depth and complexity of moral concerns. This time, we really wanted to drop a fun-bomb. Something to
dance or f*** to,” states Chris and ‘Megaplex’ achieves just that. Recorded at Tim Wheeler from Ash’s Atomic Heart Studios in NYC and once again produced by Max Hart (ex-Katy
Perry), the duo set about honing down a sprawling burst of creativity to make the concise pop beast that is ‘Megaplex’.
"At this point in our career, we’ve written so many songs,” explains Keith. “The pool for this record alone was something like 90 songs deep — that we know exactly what we want out of a We Are Scientists record. We want it to be taut, to bang hard, to have a big hook every four seconds or so. We don’t have to be precious about which songs make it onto a record; we can
listen to the ones that didn’t make it at home, on our own time. ‘Megaplex’ is just the ten most delicious songs that we have — a stacked-up compound of entertainment."
"It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of honing of craft to make it to six records,” continues Keith. “I mean, the Velvet Underground never made six albums. The Smiths didn’t. Pavement, Guns N’
Roses, The Stooges — none of them could do it. So, I guess we’re just objectively better than those bands now? It’s just a mathematical fact, right? Van Halen made six with David Lee Roth but only four with Sammy Hagar, so I guess we’re better than Hagar-era Van Halen but only just as good as Roth-era? Which, saying it out loud, makes total sense, yeah."
These are stark facts that cannot be argued when faced with the ten melodious molten nuggets that are simply blinding in their brightness. Yes folks, We Are Scientists are very much back. “Our brilliant work in pop song writing is unsurpassed,” summarises Keith. “And will probably make the We Are Scientists Name live beyond eternity.”
Tom Lucy Headlines Comedy Club
The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018. Joanna will take to the road for the 30-date tour on 6th October at Belfast's Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK.
Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they’ve always wanted to ask, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.
On announcing It’s All About Me, Joanna said: “The thought of this tour next year, travelling across the British Isles and Ireland, has completely taken over my waking hours. It’s utterly thrilling to start planning the stories I can tell, and the rapture (and gratitude, to be fair) with which I shall greet the audiences. Nothing like this has come my way before, and I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show. Oh people! This is especially for you from me, with masses of love. I think it will be fabulous.”
Love Southsea will be hosting a street market at the annual Christmas lights switch-on in Palmerston Road on Thursday 15th November 2018!
This free annual event features a stage for live music, fairground attractions, a magnificent fireworks display, and loads more family entertainment!
RECONNECT WITH THE WILD WOMAN WITHIN
Give yourself the gift of slowing down and taking time out to pause and reflect while also connecting with like-minded women.
Coinciding with November's Full Moon this restorative weekend of yoga, nature & circles will help you find a sense of balance in preparation for the winter ahead. It's about remembering our inner creative spirit and honouring our natural rhythms.
We will focus on setting intentions to carry you through the colder seasons and self-care to prevent the vulnerabilty & depleted energies that we can experience in the darker, colder months of the year.
This retreat will give you a boost and leave you more confident in maintaining your physical, mental and emotional health in the months to come.
To honour our feminine nature, we do not plan a linear schedule for our retreats: except for meals, times and activities may vary to allow us to meet the needs & energy of the group.
Proposed activities include:
~ sharing circles
~ deep relaxation with storytelling
~ morning and evening yoga sessions
~ self-love workshop
~ cosy cocoon time
~ optional afternoon activities or free time
~ walking meditation: falling in love with the Earth
On previous retreats, we have had the opportunity to create plans for self nurture beyond the event, write letters to ourselves, plant seeds to represent intentions and we always provide a miniature library for the weekend. We ensure you have access to materials to express your creativity and you will receive a gift bag on arrival.
*Early Bird Price* ~ £349 ~ book by 31st July 2018
(secure your booking for just £99; payment plans available - balance required by 30th September to qualify for Early Bird; full price £399)
✔ 2 nights' accommodation in cosy dorms
✔ all activities & materials
✔ Unlimited tea and coffee
✔ Plenty of down time to explore the beautiful surrounding area
✔ hearty, healthy plant-based meals including lunch on the Sunday
(please inform us as early as possible if you have any special dietary requirements: all meals with be plant-based)
To book, please email: email@example.com
Terms & Conditions:
Once booked, places are non-refundable - you are able to change the name on the booking if you are able to find someone to take your place, we will also share the information with our waiting list however we take no responsibility for filling your space.
Should you request payment instalments, deposits are non-refundable under any circumstances (50%) and no refunds will be agreed if you cancel your attendance with less than 6 weeks' notice.
Take your festivities to new heights
Celebrate the festive season in style with a Christmas Party your friends, family and colleagues will never forget! Enjoy a unique fine dining experience, dancing and incredible views at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower.
Comedy Club at Spinnaker Tower
The Portsmouth Music Experience gallery not only features spectacular touring exhibitions, but visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall, and how this all fits into a wider historical context.
Jurassic Park’s 25th Anniversary in Concert at Portsmouth Guildhall
Stephanie Moon will be serving a menu of delicious local produce at Spinnaker Tower
TailGate Brewery will be hosting a Beer Tasting with Food Pairing Event for £10.
Try Tailgate’s Peanut Butter Milk Stout, Grapefruit IPA and Southeast IPA like never before, as they’re paired with nibbles from 3 dishes off our food menu and learn more about each beer from a Tailgate & Fordham beer expert.
Enjoy Peanut Butter Milk Stout matched with Chicken Satay with Peanut & Stout Dipping Sauce (for veggies – Korean BBQ Breaded Tofu, Asian Slaw & Crushed Peanuts), Grapefruit IPA with our Buttermilk friend Chicken Tacos (Panko-breaded Tofu Tacos for veggies) and finish off the dinner with Southeast IPA with Mac & Cheese Melts with Chilli Jam.
Limited spaces available!!! Book now to be in the chance of winning some Tailgate Merchandise on the evening as well.
Comedy Night – DOUBLE HEADLINE SHOW! James Veitch & Ivo Graham
Eight Wealth Management’s ever popular Long Term Care seminar for its fourth consecutive year presented by Chartered Senior Wealth Management Consultant, Sasha McKee.
Pinapples in the Pool
Freya Ridings at the Wedgewood Rooms