Scottish indie rock trio We Were Promised Jetpacks will release new album Enjoy the View on September 10th via Big Scary Monsters. Along with the announcement comes the release of single “Fat Chance,” a track that signals the new direction for the band, without former member Michael Palmer.

While at the core the band’s core sound and anthemic spirit is still perfectly intact, there is definitely a different tone and feel to it all and enough flourishes to keep listeners on their toes. It’s a perfect balance of setting the table for the future while still keeping the past close nearby.

Lead singer Adam Thompson explains:

We started properly writing this album at the end of March 2020 when we realised that everything was going to be shut down and that touring wasn’t going to be a possibility any time soon. So from March to June we sent each other ideas remotely and collaborated that way. I was so glad to have had a project to focus on when proper lockdown hit. When we were finally able to get into our practice space in July and write together in one room like we normally do, this song appeared pretty quickly.

Enjoy a listen to “Fat Chance” below, along with their set of newly announced tour dates.

We Were Promised Jetpacks Tour Dates:

November 2021

11.13 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom

11.14 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

11.15 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall/The Camel

11.17 – Atlanta GA @ Terminal West

11.18 – Durham, NC @ Motorco

11.19 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat

11.20 – Brooklyn NY @ Elsewhere

11.21 – Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair

March / April 2022

03.21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

03.22 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

03.24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

03.25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

03.28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

03.29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

03.31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

04.01 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

04.02 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

04.03 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club

04.04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 

04.06 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

04.07 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

04.08 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig

04.09 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

04.10 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz

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