We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You’ll Look
Edinburgh indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have followed up their debut album These Four Walls with this wonderfully melancholic EP/mini album. The crashing songs of yore have been partly replaced by tender and quite beautiful arrangements laden with strings and the staccato drumming of Darren Lackie. The fragile voice of Adam Thompson leads us through driving opener ‘Far Cry’ that sets the tone for what is to come. ‘Short Bursts’ is the first of two alternative versions of songs originally on their debut and leads us in to the powerful duo of ‘The Walls Are Wearing Thin' and ‘With The Benefit Of Hindsight’. 'This Is My House This Is My Home’ closes out the EP with a combination of plaintive vocals soaring above over a sparse orchestral arrangement that leaves you wanting more of these richly textured songs. This is predominantly a download only release but a physical version will be sold exclusively at their gigs, surely incentive enough to catch them live. This is a great EP and bodes well for their future direction.