We Were Promised Jetpacks share new single and have announced new album and massive tour.

We Were Promised Jetpacks share new single and have announced new album and massive tour.

Scottish rock mainstays We Were Promised Jetpacks have shared emotionally wrought new single and announced a brand new album, their first in four years, to be released on 14th September via Big Scary Monsters. The band will also embark upon an enormous 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.

“The album is so much about us going back to our basics and relying on our instincts.” Mike says. “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 musicians 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 U.S. 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.

First emerging a group of 20-year-olds in 2009, with their exciting debut These Four Walls, the four members went on to release two further widely lauded albums throughout their ‘20s, 2011’s In the Pit of the Stomach and 2014’s Unravelling. Each band member turned 30 during the making of new album The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream, and felt like vastly different people to the four 20-year-olds that they were when they first started releasing music. Having spent ten years almost consistently writing and touring, it was time to decamp home to Scotland and take a breath. They reverted back to their original four members and dealt with several behind the scenes changes. They celebrated a few marriages and tried to remember who they were when not on the road. A decision was made. No more touring until a new album had been written.

09.19 – Portland, ME @ Portland City Music Hall
09.20 – Porstmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
09.21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
09.22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
09.23 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
09.25 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09.26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09.27 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
09.28 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
09.29 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10.01 – Billings, MT @ The Pub Station
10.02 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
10.03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10.04 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10.05 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
10.06 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
10.08 – Chico, CA @ The Big Room
10.09 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10.11 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10.12 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
10.13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
10.15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10.16 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10.17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10.18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – The Parish
10.19 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds
10.20 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10.22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10.23 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
10.24 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
10.26 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10.27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
10.28 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10.29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
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
11.22 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Rotondes
11.23 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
11.24 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
11.26 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
11.27 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum
11.28 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
11.29 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
11.30 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
12.1 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet




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