When I saw We Were Promised Jetpacks back in February, I left the show feeling sweaty and emotionally drained. The Glasgow quintet has a way of doing that to people. Their constantly driving riffs are built around dynamics rather than an overly-technical performance, and lead singer Adam Thompson guides the audience through the music with gentle notes that lift to hair-raising hollers.


Hard to believe it’s been three years since In the Pit of the Stomach came out, but on October 14th (three years and ten days later), We Were Promised Jetpacks will release Unravelling. The band’s earlier work was very raw and powerful, and after hearing the lead-off track to the new release, outside of slightly better production, it sounds like fans can expect more of what made us love the group in the first place.

Listening to “Safety In Numbers,” I’m convinced We Were Promised Jetpacks is a band that has a clear sense of its own identity. They are guaranteed to deliver driving guitars, heavy pounding drums, and vocals that soar above it all. They aren’t afraid to explore dark elements and wear them like a half-melted crown. Pain and hope seem to be common themes, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the album brings to the table.

Tickets are still available for when We Were Promised Jetpacks headlines The Fonda Theatre with opening act The Twilight Sad on November 7th.

We Were Promised Jetpacks Tour Dates:

Aug 30 – Electric Fields Dumfries, United Kingdom
Sep 11 – Cyprus Avenue Cork, Ireland
Sep 12 – Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom
Sep 13 – Nerve Centre Londonderry, United Kingdom
Sep 14 – Whelan’s Dublin, Ireland
Sep 17 – Garage Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Sep 18 – Non-Zero’s Dundee, United Kingdom
Sep 19 – Caves Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sep 20 – Deaf Institute Manchester, United Kingdom
Sep 21 – Bermuda Triangle Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 23 – PARADISO Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 24 – Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg, Germany
Sep 25 – Gebaude 9 Cologne, Germany
Sep 27 – Lido Berlin, Germany
Sep 28 – Beatpol Dresden, Germany
Sep 29 – B72 Vienna, Austria
Oct 01 – Biko Milano, Italy
Oct 02 – Spazio 211 Turin, Italy
Oct 03 – Kiff Aarau, Switzerland
Oct 04 – Pont Rouge Monthey, Switzerland
Oct 06 – Batofar Paris, France
Oct 08 – The Lexington *SOLD OUT* London, United Kingdom
Oct 17 – Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
Oct 18 – Il Motore Montreal, Canada
Oct 19 – Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada
Oct 20 – Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Oct 22 – Skully’s Music Diner Columbus, OH
Oct 23 – The Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH
Oct 24 – Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Oct 25 – Majestic Theater Madison, WI
Oct 26 – THE OLD ROCK HOUSE St Louis, MO
Oct 28 – Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Oct 29 – Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 30 – Knitting Factory Concert Boise, ID
Nov 01 – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Seattle, WA
Nov 02 – Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 04 – Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Nov 07 – The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 08 – Irenic San Diego, CA
Nov 09 – The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Nov 11 – The Mohawk Austin, TX
Nov 12 – Trees Dallas, TX
Nov 13 – Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Nov 14 – One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Nov 15 – WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
Nov 16 – Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Nov 18 – Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Nov 19 – 930 Club Washington, DC
Nov 20 – Paradise Boston, MA
Nov 21 – Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Nov 22 – Webster Hall New York, NY
Dec 13 – QMU Glasgow, Uk

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