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.
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