A few years back, We Were Promised Jetpacks came through Austin with labelmates The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit. Â I forgot to bring the tissues with me, but thankfully, it was hot enough outside to disguise my tears for sweat.
The three groups evoke an earnestness that was all but lost as the term ’emo’ became more of a caricature than a style of music. Â So, how did these groups survive during the age ofÂ irony and purposeful disassociation? Â They wrote great songs. Â Simple as that.
After 3 years, We Were Promise Jetpacks is back. Â Their first single, Safety in Numbers, drives with that same Glasgow ethos, but it’s not all doom and gloom here. Â There is an optimism beneath the minor chords, and there is a hopefulness in that pounding rhythm.
FatCat Records present We Were Promised Jetpacks third studio album âUnravellingâ, the bands most confident and accomplished record to date. Brimming with emotion and passion, this musically strong and assured album sees the unique and identifiable Jetpacks sound now grown and fully galvanized.
Many of the lyrics within conjure the notion of a conflicted protagonist struggling to keep their life on course, while battling a creeping sense of uncertainty and impending doom. âUnravellingâ is a captivating ride of tense excitement, pounding rhythm, huge walls of cavernous guitar and hyperborean beauty, all kept in check by the bandâs gifted song writing skills.
âUnravelling â was recorded in Glasgow at the infamous Chem19 Studios with Paul Savage.
Both physical formats are also available to buy in a bundle together with a cotton tote bag and a T Shirt that both feature the disorientating album artwork.
The vinyl is a limited edition yellow.
These limited edition bundles will be exclusive to the Fatcat store.
Receive 'Night Terror' as an MP3 instantly when you pre-order the full album.
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