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We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls

I love Scottish accents… really. They never fail to put a smile on my face! So when there’s a band from Scotland with a name like We Were Promised Jetpacks, then I already consider myself a fan right off the bat. These guys were discovered through Frightened Rabbit’s MySpace page and were quickly signed to Fat Cat who are now releasing the band’s debut full-length.

Comparisons to Frightened Rabbit and fellow labelmatesThe Twilight Sad aren’t too far-fetched. The difference is that We Were Promised Jetpacks comes at it from a post-punk perspective. Those angular guitars and drums that make a lot of noise? Me likey.

Mogwai is another name that comes to mind easily when most of your songs start off quiet enough before erupting into one big burst of noise. Main difference there is of course that well, Mogwai is mostly instrumental and We Were Promised Jetpacks have a very capable vocalist in the form of Adam Thompson.

Anyway, if this is the band’s debut, then we’re going to be in for a treat with later releases seeing as the band now has an average age of just 21. Check out “These Four Walls”, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. At the very least it will satisfy my Scottish needs until the new Biffy Clyro album comes out!
Score: 8 out of 10

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