Photo Credit: Eoin Carey
Beginning with the first song on their debut album, These Four Walls, We Were Promised Jetpacks have thrust their darkest emotions out of the shadows and onto a lit stage for over a decade. Turbulent opener “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning” processes anxiety and regret through the pulsing guitar and Adam Thompson’s howl. These features established the group’s post-punk sound, and its latest record, The More I Sleep the Less I Dream, is both a return to form and a step forward. Greater self-awareness pokes through on tracks like the frenzied “Repeating Patterns” before it closes with the title track’s melancholic release. WWPJ will be joined by Philly’s Slaughter Beach, Dog.
WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS Emotionally charged indie-rock band from Scotland. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.
SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG Philadelphia-based folk-rock group featuring members of Modern Baseball.