We Were Promised Jetpacks

Following closely in the footsteps of The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks are yet another hugely talented young Scottish band added to the FatCat roster. The 4-piece came to our attention when listening to some of the friends on the Frightened Rabbit Myspace page. Though recent months has seen the band tour the UK with their aforementioned friends, the four preceding years have consisted of local gigs in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh, allowing WWPJ to find their sound and hone their live performance.

Assembled in Edinburgh as high school friends in 2003, their first ever gig saw them winning their school’s battle of the bands competition. Proceeding shows were after school performances around the city of Edinburgh which were well attended and fuelled the band with a hunger and ambition. If the nascent WWPJ aural template embraced light-footed compositions – few effects pedals, traditional song structures, clear-cut guitars - succeeding years have seen WWPJ soar aural heights and mine emotional depths in every sense: the band you will encounter now are a cacophonous tour de force: louder, wilder, avidly literate; fiercely melodic, yet eagerly restrained. Lyrics and vocal melodies come courtesy of Adam Thompson, everything else arises from the full group; Adam Thompson (Guitar/Vocals), Michael Palmer (Guitar), Sean Smith (Bass) and Darren Lackie (Drums).

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We Were Promised Jetpacks - Safety In Numbers (Live in Asylum Studios)

We Were Promised Jetpacks performing ‘Safety In Numbers’ live for Press Record in Asylum Studios.

one week ago
We Were Promised Jetpacks - I Keep It Composed (Live in Asylum Studios)

We Were Promised Jetpacks perfrom their single “I Keep It Composed” live in Asylum Studios.

3 weeks ago
Tete A Tete: We Were Promised Jetpacks and Errors.

Mike Palmer from We Were Promised Jetpacks in conversation with Steev Livingstone from Glasgow based electronic rockers Errors, over a pint.

one month ago
We Were Promised Jetpacks - I Keep It Composed (CARDINAL SESSIONS)

We Were Promised Jetpacks perform “I Keep It Composed” recorded at the local farmer’s warehouse at this years Appletree Garden Festival in Diepholz, Germany.

one month ago
We Were Promised Jetpacks - I Keep It Composed

Taken from the bands LP “Unravelling”.

2 months ago
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