We Were Promised Jetpacks: A Far Cry
From their new EP The Last Place You’ll Look on Fat Cat Records
|2009 saw We Were Promised Jetpacks storm the US from their native Edinburgh, releasing debut These Four Walls to a #12 debut on the Billboard Alternative New Artist Chart and widespread love at press and radio, before touring the country supporting label-mates Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad.
Early 2010 finds the lads gearing up for their first headlining US tour, which starts February 11 and finishes in Austin at SXSW, as well as releasing The Last Place You’ll Look, a five-song EP featuring three new songs and two alternate versions of tracks from These Four Walls.
The new EP is quieter, more drawn out, using strings and piano where the album focuses on distorted guitars and big drum sounds. This alternate sonic pallette reveals a no-less-appealing side of the band: less spiky and urgent, but with songwriting chops and melodic mastery to spare. [IODA]