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We Were Promised Jetpacks release an excellent live album recorded in Philadelphia

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If you have ever taken part to a concert of We Were Promised Jetpacks you won’t find it hard to believe there is magic in every performance of the Scottish quartet.


We Were Promised Jetpacks - E Rey - Live In Philadelphia OUT NOW via FatCat 8/10

The energy and the passion We Were Promised Jetpack deliver during their shows is captured in
E Rey
Live In Philadelphia. The live album was recorded at the final show of their 2012’s US tour, at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, and mixed by the band's touring sound engineer Andrew Bush. The record includes a mixture of their best tracks from both 2011’s
In The Pit Of The Stomach and 2009’s debut
These Four Walls as well a brand new song called
Peace Sign .The band has not released any new material over two years and the track is an early live-version taster of their upcoming third studio album, which is due to be released later this autumn. From the opening notes of
Short Bursts to conclude
It's Thunder & It's Lightning, anthemic melodies reminiscent of Explosions In The Sky and Mogwai blend throughout the record with the intense and plaintive vocals of singer Adam Thompson.
Quiet Little Voices and
Pear Tree confirm as two standout tracks but every song is mind-blowing. The ascending-staccato guitars mixed with explosive pounding drums and gritty bass lines combine with a passionate and impressive range of vocals making E Rey - Live In Philadelphia a perfect album. To conclude, the record is a true representation of what We Were Promised Jetpacks can deliver at their gigs. In
Human Error the band sings “If I was a writer, I’d write my opinion and safe them for later, just to see how wrong I could be”. Surely, it is impossible to write anything bad about this brilliant live collection.