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:
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