We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
(FatCat Records June 2009)
1. It's Thunder And It's Lightning
2. Ships With Holes Will Sink
3. Roll Up Your Sleeves
5. A Half Built House
6. This Is My House, This Is My Home
7. Quiet Little Voices
8. Moving Clocks Run Slow
9. Short Bursts
10. Keeping Warm
11. An Almighty Thud
i heard about this lovely little Edinburgh/Glasgow group from the guys in Frightened Rabbit. We Were Promised Jetpacks seem like a little sibling band to the Rabbits and i just can't get enough. they are another young band, maybe 21 years old or so if they are lucky. again, more little pricks doing it right.
here's the lead track "It's Thunder and It's Lightening"
the first single "Quiet Little Voices"
i had their 3 track demo in my top 20 two years back (maybe last year?) and they finally have a proper record coming out in June. if you dig Frightened Rabbit, LOUD QUIET LOUD songwriting, Scottish eggs, guitar pop, heart-on-sleeve vocals, you'll like this band... i even hear a little Archers of Loaf in there at times. there are more than a few delicate and quieter moments on this record as well for all of you sappy saps like me out there. it's really good stuff, i am only on my 3rd spin of this and i'm just crazy about it.