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We Are Scientists Disregard Muse Drummer's Advice

Image courtesy of Warner Brothers Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Warner Brothers Records (via ABC News Radio)

They've sold upward of 15 million albums worldwide and won a slew of awards along the way, but that doesn't mean that everyone wants to take the advice of the guys from Muse . In fact, Muse's most recent support band, We Are Scientists , has just finished a new album. and its singer says it's just the opposite of what was recommended by the more experienced rockers.

In an interview with British music site Gigwise , We Are Scientists frontman Scott Murray jokes that Muse drummer Dominic Howard encouraged them to make a sonically "heavy" album, but "They're not a terribly successful band, so we disregarded his arty idea about what sells. We're selling one album at a time...they're selling 30,000 albums at a time, with their big old screens and their flame-shooting robots."

You can listen for Muse's influence for yourself when We Are Scientists drops the album, called TV en Francais, on March 4. The release will be supported by a U.S. tour that kicks off in Philadelphia on April 16.

The guys in Muse are enjoying a bit of downtime and only have two gigs in the near future -- Lollapalooza in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and California's Coachella festival, both slated for April.

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