In 2008 Adam Thompson (vocals / guitar), Darren Lackie (drums), Sean Smith (bass) and Michael Palmer (Guitar) were University friends by day and one of Glasgow’s most talked about live bands by night. They signed to FatCat Records later that year and released their debut album These Four Walls. Thus began the bands busy touring schedule, playing high profile festival slots around the UK and USA supporting labelmates Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad.
The bands sophomore release followed in 2011 and was recorded at Sigur Ros’s Sundlaugin Studios in Iceland. In the Pit of the Stomach was testament to the poise, control and vigour the band had learned to command. The extensive touring schedule continued and the release received support and high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and SPIN.
During the 2012 tour the band decided to document their journey with the help of friend and filmmaker Matt Gee. The final show of the run, at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, was recorded and filmed in its entirety, capturing the explosive energy and drama fans have come to expect from a We Were Promised Jetpacks show.
The band worked tirelessly on Unravelling. Recorded in Glasgow at the infamous Chem19 Studios with Paul Savage who has previously worked with numerous established and diverse Scottish acts such as Teenage Fanclub, King Creosote, The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai.
Day: Sunday, 14:30 – 15:15