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Single Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks – It’s Thunder And It’s Lightning/Ships With Holes Will Sink (FatCat)

By | Published on Wednesday 11 November 2009

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Seen somewhat as successors to Biffy as the Scottish champions of loud, passionate, indie post-rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks are only getting bigger every day. Fortunately for us, WWPJ are sticking firmly to old-school Biffy as an influence, rather than the dreadful neo-prog pretension those guys are hawking these days. They keep with the always fulfilling clean-intricacy-to-awesome-distortion approach, while letting forceful vocals that marry rage and wonder evoke a vital passion. As pleasing as this all is, though, it’s a work lacking in ingenuity somewhat, with both sides on this double-A side sounding rather alike. It doesn’t really matter for the time being, but some new ideas must be forthcoming for these guys’ rise to continue. TM

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