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Monday, April 26, 2010
ALBUMREVIEWS : WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS - THE LAST PLACE YOU'LL LOOK
Last year these Scots came out of the blue with their epic debut "These four walls" from which "Quiet little voices" became a deserved small cult hit. The combination of a loud guitarwall, the funny Scottish accent from singer Adam Thompson and great songs with a truly unique sound caused a bit of a hype among the British press and this time they were right. We Were Promised Jetpacks are a band who have talent and it was not because the press had nothing to write about at that moment. Besides being hailed by the press means nothing if you're not a good liveband and these lads from Edinburgh proved all over Europe that they are a band to take care of. Anyway, a great debut album always have its both sides. You're immediately placed on the map but it also means that you have to proof that it isn't by coincidence that you can deliver some great songs, in other words : the least what people expect from you is to equal it. From the moment you hear the opener "A far cry" you know the answer is a big yes, it's even so that their sounds gets a lot more mature and it immediately reminded me of the paralyzing beauty of Sophia. We Were Promised Jetpacks have succeed in delivering another five monumental songs on this mini album and it only looks promising for that 2nd album. It sounds like a cliché but this is a band to remember!