We Were Promised Jetpacks announce new album and tour

Edinburgh indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced a brand new album – their first in four years – to be released on 14 September.

The band will also embark on a huge tour in the UK, EU and US throughout September, October and November.

The More I Sleep The Less I Dream marks a new chapter in We Were Promised Jetpacks’ career.

It’s about going back to the heart of who they are – a high school band that never stopped.

It’s about four people who have grown up together, making a conscious choice to keep writing music and seeing where that takes them.

Concepts of miscommunication and self-doubt thread throughout the songs, beginning with the surge of the album’s opening track Impossible, carrying through to the emotionally wrought, slow-burner Hanging In, and onwards to the relentless drive of Repeating Patterns and the menacing album closer The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream.

“The album is so much about us going back to our basics and relying on our instincts,” says guitarist Mike Palmer.

“There’s a range of songs that span everything we do as a band, and we’re the connection between them. It feels like this album is us.”

The Jetpacks connected with producer Jonathan Low (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs) and were inspired by his approach to their vision and his grounded style.

After making their prior albums in England, Scotland and Iceland, it felt like a good opportunity to try crafting songs in the US.

The album was recorded over the course of five weeks at Minor Street in Philadelphia and Long Pond in New York’s Hudson Valley in early 2018.

UK TOUR DATES:
11.14 – Aberdeen, UK @ The Lemon Tree
11.15 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s
11.17 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Old Dr Bells Bath
11.18 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11.19 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
11.21 – London, UK @ Bush Hall

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