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We Were Promised Jetpacks

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  • Formed: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.wewerepromisedjetpacks.co.uk
  • Recent Activity: 02.19.17 RT @twittels: Man, this corporate sponsorship is getting outta hand I tell ya. Just the other day, I was offered tickets to a LinkedIn Park…
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks

  • We Were Promised Jetpacks

  • We Were Promised Jetpacks

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Half bracing post-punk and half tuneful indie pop, Glasgow's We Were Promised Jetpacks feature vocalist/guitarist Adam Thompson, guitarist Michael Palmer, bassist Sean Smith, and drummer Darren Lackie. The group formed while the four were still attending an Edinburgh high school, where they won a battle of the bands contest with their very first gig. After graduation, We Were Promised Jetpacks relocated to Glasgow, and their sound matured as well, moving from simple song structures and clean guitars to a more ambitious, anthemic approach. They were also inspired by fellow Glaswegians the Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit, and these influences could be heard on the three-song demo the band recorded, which received airplay on BBC, XFM, and Q Radio in the U.K., and KEXP in the States. In 2008, We Were Promised Jetpacks toured as Frightened Rabbit's opening act; that year, they were signed by Fat Cat Records (also home to both Frightened Rabbit and the Twilight Sad). In 2009, We Were Promised Jetpacks released two singles, Quiet Little Voices and Roll Up Your Sleeves, before their full-length These Four Walls arrived that summer. They followed up the next year with the EP The Last Place You'll Look, which featured some unreleased tracks and more orchestral rearrangements of some of the songs from their previous album. In 2011, the band returned with another full-length effort, the more driving In the Pit of the Stomach. While they toured in support of the album, they recorded E Rey: Live in Philadelphia, a live album named after the band's tour manager that was released in early 2014. During that time they also recorded their third album, Unravelling, with producer Paul Savage, which arrived in October 2014. Shortly before the album's release, We Were Promised Jetpacks added multi-instrumentalist Stuart McGachan as the band's fifth member.

Activity

  • 02.19.17 RT @twittels: Man, this corporate sponsorship is getting outta hand I tell ya. Just the other day, I was offered tickets to a LinkedIn Park…
  • 02.19.17 RT @twittels: I'll never not be surprised at how far back the vagina is.
  • 02.11.17 RT @BretHart: Me or @KimKardashian? #whoworeitbetter https://t.co/dwsKxRg0SI
  • 02.03.17 Here, @Prontomamamusic yous are dead good
  • 01.26.17 RT @HalfOnionInABag: What if this account that is simply half an onion in a Ziploc bag ended up with more followers than @realDonaldTrump?…
  • 01.25.17 RT @AltNatParkSer: Can't wait for President Trump to call us FAKE NEWS. You can take our official twitter, but you'll never take our free…
  • 01.25.17 i think we should tweet more, but then i think we should just repost @michaelmphysics posts without asking him like the rest of the internet
  • 01.24.17 RT @Prontomamamusic: We can't thank you all enough! Such an unexpected and successful day. So buzzing to get this album out to all of you. x
  • 01.23.17 RT @JamesBlunt: I’ve got something huge to show you - https://t.co/oudRglXiTk
  • 01.22.17 RT @3mmuh: Covering my body with art instead of scars. Ships with holes wil sink, and I will swim. @wwpj https://t.co/XOsvj9hedS
  • 01.20.17 RT @POTUS: It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.
  • 01.16.17 RT @michaelmphysics: If you give Pitbull hair he looks like every prick from a work night out. https://t.co/O8Mp71rYO1