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We Were Promised Jetpacks

3S Artspace
319 Vaughan St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

We Were Promised Jetpacks
w/ Slaughter Beach, Dog
Wednesday, February 5
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
All ages / Standing
$15 Member / $18 ADV / $20 DOS

Sometimes you have to go back to basics in order to find yourself again. This is something Scottish rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks realized over the course of creating their fourth full-length album, The More I Sleep The Less I Dream.

After the musicians finished touring 2014’s Unravelling, they decamped home to Scotland and took a breath. They reverted 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.

It wasn’t until early 2018 that they finally felt they had a collection of songs they were proud of. But only after taking a few wrong turns along the way.

“The first batch of songs were written for the wrong reason,” Mike says. “We put a lot of pressure on ourselves and ended up writing a certain kind of song. Focusing more on choruses and structure, trying to simplify everything.”

“We scrapped probably a full album,” Adam adds. “Something just felt off about them. They didn’t work at all.” So, they regrouped. Instead of focusing on external expectations, they decided to write for themselves. To write songs that made them happy.

RIYL: The Joy Formidable, Tokyo Police Club, Frightened Rabbit, The Airborne Toxic Event, Bloc Party.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable.