The Scientists’ powerful brand of deranged swamp-rock returns with a vengeance on June 11, when In the Red Records unleashes Negativity, an all-new magnum opus featuring the first new full length album by the Australian band’s penultimate line-up in 35 years.
The bruising 13-track collection features a Scientists configuration much beloved by connoisseurs of the band’s work: singer-guitarist Kim Salmon, lead guitarist Tony Thewlis, and bassist Boris Sujdovic, all veterans of the group’s defining 1981-85 outfit, and drummer Leanne Cowie, who replaced drummer Brett Rixon on the storming 1986 release Weird Love.
Happily, rousing receptions during the band’s American treks and a sense that fans would welcome a new full-length project resulted in sessions for Negativity, the Scientists’ first full-length collection of new material since their 1987 last bow Human Jukebox.
It can’t be overstated how thrilled In The Red is to be unleashing this album. The vinyl comes in a handsome gatefold sleeve with a limited edition on gold vinyl. It’s also available on CD, which also looks really suave.