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 - Peace Sign (Acoustic Session at SXSW 2014 for The Skinny)

The Skinny magazine presents a live acoustic recording of Peace Sign from We Were Promised Jetpacks singer Adam Thompson. Recorded in Austin at SxSW 2014.

Shot by Ross Baynham.


about 2 months ago
We Were Promised Jetpacks at SXSW 2014 (Interview with The Skinny)

The Skinny magazine presents an interview with We Were Promised Jetpacks. Filmed at SxSW 2014 in Austin. Shot by Ross Baynham.


about 2 months ago
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Audiotree Live

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We Were Promised Jetpacks - Sore Thumb (Live in London)

We Were Promised Jetpacks performing Sore Thumb live at XOYO in London on 12 October 2011.

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‪We Were Promised Jetpacks‪ – Keeping Warm

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