Art vs. Science



Art vs. Science – ‘Flippers’

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Sydneysiders Art vs. Science seem to have a very clear game plan. They make upbeat music for excitable people. Their style is uncomplicated, energetic and most critically, fun. They even provide simple to follow instructions on how best to enjoy it. This, for example, is what you should do when listening to Flippers:

1) I see you dancing with your flippers
2) I see you swimming with your flippers
3) I see you clapping with you flippers
4) Getting Happy with your flippers.

Of course you don’t have to follow these rather cryptic instructions. You could just wave your hands and feet in a way that would look unbelievably stupid if you were to do it in any other context. Ah, the liberating quality of music. Everybody should know what it feels like to dance like a giant penguin in the snow.


28 Responses

  1. rob balkin

    August 24, 2008 4:46 am

    these guys are fucking shit, seriously, i saw them recently at oxford art factory, and they were so fucking shit i almost threw up.

    Ps. they are fucking ugly too – not that it really matters in terms of the music, but meh, its true.

  2. Dave

    August 25, 2008 10:03 pm

    Er, excuse me rob balkin, as far as I’m aware they’ve never played a gig at the oxford art factory, so you must have your bands mixed up – anyway, the song rocks, as do the band

  3. Jessi Webb

    September 6, 2008 10:12 pm

    These guys are going to go far in the future!
    Their song flippers is already getting tonnes of airplay on triple j!
    And also they aren’t ugly, they are nice looking young men i would say :)

  4. Mia

    September 9, 2008 5:36 pm

    Balkin you shit you’ve never seem them play. Go punch some trumpets. And to Dave they’ve played a lot at Oxford Art…

  5. Tim

    November 8, 2008 12:11 pm

    Don’t be fooled in to thinking that Art Vs Science are all about the flippers song, these guys play an impressive set full of quality, catchy songs. I saw these guys with Van She and then with the Galvatrons last night and they were brilliant. I have never seen a support band get such a great crowd reaction! This music makes you want to dance, is fun and exciting- and furthermore, the energy that these guys give off on stage is fantastic. If you ever get a chance, watch them live , and I hope these guys become successful, cause they deserve it

  6. Duh

    November 28, 2008 4:36 am

    Great song it is, pity though that JJJ have played the sh.t out of it for the past 3 months and totally ruined it for me. They seem to do this with many great songs, especially when the artists are signed to them. HIGH ROTATION IS FOR SHORT TERMS ONLY KINGSMILL!!!

    Or maybe I just need to listen to other stations :/

  7. Sanch

    January 6, 2009 1:52 pm

    This band combined with Amy Meridith represent what is wrong with Australian music. No originality or talent. The most numbingly boring live set ever.

  8. Alana

    January 19, 2009 10:37 am

    Ive been trying to find out the name of this band ever since I seen them at the Beachie Festival. They were so much fun. .. I loved there music it made me happy and just want to dance.
    After hearing them on Tripple j. I was stocked I found out who they are. Hope I get to see them again

  9. Miki

    March 13, 2009 9:57 pm

    This song ROCKS! My partner is part of a swim club and I’m getting everyone to sing this at comps. Everyone laughs. This is catchy, dancy, and just plain great fun. It’s one of the happiest things to listen to. I’m buying everything they have for sale (seriously) just to support them.

  10. Matt

    March 27, 2009 12:36 pm

    These guys are stunning. They recently played out our college and had the best crowd rapport I have ever seen. Having beer sculling competitions with each other before songs and making people dance so intense they nearly killed themselves is an amazing skill. Hollywood is there best song live.

  11. Chick13

    April 25, 2009 1:26 pm

    These guys are great for a party but when it comes to music making they’re pretty average. I’ve been checking out there myspace, and the songs, even though they’re all not exactly the same, do get a bit boring, and there isn’t really anything original about them. There are so many other more interesting artists around at the moment.

  12. Josh and huw in newy!

    May 10, 2009 9:39 pm

    my favourite band to see live, ive seen them about 4 times and they never fail to amaze me. just saw them at groovin the moo in maitland, and everyone i spoke to agreed they were their pick of the festival. look out for their ep, its gunna be awsom!!!!

    dan, dan and jimmy, you boys rock!!!!

  13. JB

    May 19, 2009 12:56 am

    These guys opened Good Vibes 09 in Sydney and started tearing the place up before everyone had even got in the gates. I’m yet to get my hands on their release (out just last Friday), but if their live set is anything to go by it’s going to be explosive.

  14. JL

    June 3, 2009 8:52 pm

    rob balkin you are a cockhead. AvS are ridiculously good. saw them live at groovin the moo and they were easily the best act for the day. love em.

  15. amyy

    June 11, 2009 5:19 pm

    art vs science are awsome
    saw them at groovin the moo recently and they were the best of the day!!

  16. Big Whoop

    June 25, 2009 12:31 am

    The only reason I like this band is because they made me laugh so f’n hard at splendour last year. Promising sounds, but once they started singing I was in stitches. Stop practicing in front of the mirror boys! They must be taking the piss. I mean, why else would they write that shit?

  17. Bekaa

    August 17, 2009 5:52 pm

    seeing them, 29th august !
    at oxford art factory.
    do you guys know any other songs besides;
    flippers, hollywood, parlez vous francais? && we lost a friend?

  18. Bare

    May 1, 2010 5:46 pm

    I LOVE these guys!!!!
    Nicest boys I’ve ever hung out with – only have good memories with them.
    They took me out for graduation when they were in another band. Fantastic boys and deserve the best life brings them.
    All the best guys xxx
    And their music is just as hot as they are. Say what you want Rob, but I don’t think you’d be their type anyway 😉 As for any other morons ripping them down – get a life! These guys worked their arses off to make this dream a reality.

  19. Lach

    May 2, 2010 8:17 pm

    Good on them for making music they enjoy and getting this far, but personally i would have to agree with Sanch, Chick13 etc…
    They just make generic sounding scene dance pop and receiver a huge amount of hype for it.
    I know this appeals to a lot of people but i just think its a shame that there are so many other hugely talented bands pushing the boundaries that are given no coverage whatsoever.
    This isnt a personal attack on the band, but its what i believe.



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