Hailing from the same Glaswegian rock scene which has produced Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad, with “Quiet Little Voices,” We Were Promised Jetpacks answer one pressing question: What if Fugazi’s Ian McKaye was Scottish and was a big Franz Ferdinand fan. Adam Thompson’s vocals have a stiff, preachy quality to them, the rhythm section moves and bounces with ease, and the guitars are angular, in that Nineties sort of way, the one where no one knows what it means to play angular guitar, but you know the sound. They’re sharp and pointed, and provide the punch which makes “Quiet Little Voices” such an addictive number. Now, if we could only find the answer to the more pressing question, where are those jetpacks? It is 2009 and silver space suits, jetpacks, and flying cars are still strangely absent.
MP3: We Were Promised Jetpacks – Quiet Little Voices
Fat Cat Records will be releasing the debut full length by We Were Promised Jetpacks this coming May.