Release Date: Sep 14, 2018
Record label: Self-released
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
When We Were Promised Jetpacks broke out almost ten years ago with These Four Walls, they brought with them a carefree charm that was difficult to resist. A superbly named genuine high-school-formed rock band, the Scottish four-piece rode the wave of their underground cult status as they made songs brimming with the energy of traversing the path from the garage to the pub to the studio. 'Quiet Little Voices' was a bona fide coming-of-age anthem that spoke across generations to anyone who cared to listen while there was an elemental and mythic quality to 'It's Thunder and It's Lightning' that reflected the title - aided in no small part by the wonderful accents.
We Were Promised Jetpacks have released a multi-headed monster of an album for anyone who cares to notice. And if you play this fourth full-length studio album by these Scottish rockers only once, you will certainly take notice. Not because it is familiar, bright, and immediately fetching, but because it is unlike anything you have heard before. With each successive spin, the melodic components permeate through the turbid sonic layers revealing tunes that are exciting and fresh with vibrant instrumental flourishes amid a topical indie rock foundation.