Monday, July 11, 2011

We Were Promised Jetpacks in Brighton!

Yes Yes!

Their first show in Brighton since their sold out show at The Freebutt nearly 2 years ago, We Were Promised Jetpacks return, this time at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar.

Pretty exciting stuff, but there is more my good friend, the band are also releasing a new album on 3rd October through the bloody fabulous FatCat Records. Entitled ‘In The Pit Of The Stomach’, it bears testimony to the poise, control, confidence and vigour the band now command (at least that's what the press release says, I haven't heard it yet).

It continues: Post the release of their ‘These Four Walls’ debut in June 2009 the band have achieved huge success touring America and Europe, highlights of which include selling out New York’s Williamsburg Music Hall and attracting high-profile support slots for gold-selling US rock bands like Passion Pit and Jimmy Eat

With thunderous live performances matching the power of fellow Scot’s Mogwai and a pop sensibility comparable to that of Foals or Bloc Party, ‘In The Pit Of The Stomach’ proves how WWPJ have stealthily become a fully-fledged rock band - louder, wilder, avidly literate, fiercely melodic, powerfully restrained.

So yeah, you'd have to be a music PR to call a tour with Passion Pit a highlight, but there you go. For one, I'm psyched to hear the band's new material, These Four Walls was one of my highlights of 2009.

Tickets are £7 in advance, you can get your filthy mits on them at Rounder (01273 325440), Resident (01273 606312) and Ape, or you can get an eticket here: WeGotTickets or here: Seetickets

Here's a video, this was filmed at the Doug Fir in Portland, which is a fantastic venue and has very patient and good natured staff, even if you do end up having to leave your van in their loading bay for 24 extra hours due to someone taking the keys to Canada.

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