We Were Promised Jetpacks is an indie rock band based in Glasgow, Scotland,
comprising Adam Thompson (vocals, guitar), Michael Palmer (guitar),
Sean Smith (bass) and Darren Lackie (drums). The band's debut album, These Four Walls, was released on June 15, 2009 on Fat Cat Records.
The band cite label mates
Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad as influences, alongside Biffy Clyro's early material.We Were Promised Jetpacks formed in Edinburgh,
in 2003. The band played their first gig at their school's 'battle of
the bands' competition, which they won. The four-piece eventually
relocated to Glasgow:
"There was a time when we first moved to Glasgow (we grew up and
went to school in Edinburgh, then three of us moved to Glasgow and one
of us to Stirling)
and started playing proper gigs in proper venues. Playing in Edinburgh
before was weird as we were underage, so ended up playing some odd
nights. Which was cool, but when we moved to Glasgow we were of
drinking age and we started playing places like Sleazy’s and whatnot.
We felt like a proper band."
In September 2008, the band supported Frightened Rabbit during their tour for The Midnight Organ Fight.
The band signed to Fat Cat Records after the label listened to some MySpace friends of Frightened Rabbit.
On June 15, 2009, the band released their debut album, These Four Walls, and performed the album in full at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. The album reached #27 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart.-Wikipedia
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