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Album of the Week: Low

Double Negative Out Now via Sub Pop

Sep 14, 2018

Low released a new album, Double Negative, today via Sub Pop and it's our Album of the Week. Double Negative is the follow-up to 2015's Ones and Sixes. A press release announcing the album described Double Negative as Low's "most brazen, abrasive (and, paradoxically, most empowering) album." In our review of Double Negative, our writer Adam Turner-Heffer calls the album "their most inventive yet." More

Premiere: We Were Promised Jetpacks’ New Album “The More I Sleep the Less I Dream” Full Stream

Scottish Rockers Return With Their Fourth Studio Album and Fall Tour

Sep 13, 2018

We Were Promised Jetpacks is back with the new album, The More I Sleep the Less I Dream, out September 14th. Under the Radar is thrilled to present the exclusive full album premiere. Going back to basics in order to find yourself again was the theme for their fourth full-length album, which follows 2014’s Unravelling. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn't enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13.  More

Aug 21, 2018

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks are releasing a new album, The More I Sleep the Less I Dream, on September 14. Previously they shared its first single, "Hanging In" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Repeating Patterns," via a video for the song. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, The Love Language, Tomberlin, Tunng, and More

Plus We Were Promised Jetpacks, Saintseneca, Richard Reed Parry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 20, 2018

Songs of the Week returned last week after a five-week hiatus and now we're back into the full swing of things. This week's list features some returning artists who have appeared on other Songs of the Week lists lately, including a repeat #1, as well as some artists making their debut on the list. It all ends with one of the silliest songs to ever make the Songs of the Week list, which will hopefully lift your spirits. More

Jul 19, 2018

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced a new album, The More I Sleep the Less I Dream, and shared its first single, "Hanging In." More

We Were Promised Jetpacks Announce New Fall U.S. and European Tour Dates

Band Sign to New Label in Europe, Share Tour Teaser Video

Jul 10, 2018

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced a slew of new U.S. and European tour dates. The U.S. dates go down this September and October and include dates on both coasts and in between.  More

Sep 01, 2015

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced a slew of new U.S. tour dates. They go down this November and December and include dates on both coasts. More

Jun 01, 2015

Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks have released a video for "A Part of It." It's the third part of a video trilogy from the band and director Ben Cowie. More

Oct 06, 2014

Next week on Oct. 14 Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks will release their third full-length album Unravelling. More

Watch: We Were Promised Jetpacks – “I Keep It Composed” Video

Slightly Poorly Timed Considering Today’s Anniversary

Sep 11, 2014

We Were Promised Jetpacks have released a video for "I Keep It Composed." The clip from the Scottish band features a survivor of an air crash struggling to reach a box of flares amongst the wreckage. Considering that today is the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the timing seems slightly insensitive. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Real Estate, London Grammar, 2:54, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Songs: Ohio, Vashti Bunyan, Cass McCombs, Christopher Owens, The History of Apple Pie, How to Dress Well, and Others

Aug 29, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Real Estate, London Grammar, 2:54, Jessie Ware, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Songs: Ohio, Vashti Bunyan, Cass McCombs, Christopher Owens, The History of Apple Pie, How to Dress Well, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here. More

Listen: We Were Promised Jetpacks – “I Keep It Composed”

Unraveling Will Be Unveiled on Oct 6 Via FatCat

Aug 27, 2014

We Were Promised Jetpacks will release their new album Unraveling on Oct 6. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Jenny Lewis, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Jeff Tweedy, Cut Copy, Anna Calvi and David Byrne, Twin Peaks, Laetitia Sadier, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Others

Jul 11, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J, Jenny Lewis, Bat For Lashes, Jessie Ware, Jeff Tweedy, Cut Copy, Anna Calvi and David Byrne (covering Connan Mockasin), Twin Peaks, Cassie Ramone (ex-Vivian Girls), Laetitia Sadier (ex-Stereolab), We Were Promised Jetpacks, Speedy Ortiz, Generationals, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here. More

Jul 09, 2014

Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks have a new album on the way. Unravelling will be out this fall via Fat Cat Records. It is the follow up to their 2011 record In the Pit of the Stomach. More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Sep 27, 2011

Scottish quartet We Were Promised Jetpacks have released an exclusive full stream of their upcoming sophomore LP In the Pit of the Stomach over at the AV ClubMore

Listen: We Were Promised Jetpacks “Medicine”

From Forthcoming Album, In the Pit of the Stomach Out October 4

Sep 02, 2011

We Were Promised Jetpacks' sophomore album In the Pit of the Stomach streets October 4 via FatCat. But today, you can take a listen to the second single “Medicine.”  More

Listen: We Were Promised Jetpacks “Act on Impulse”

First Release From Forthcoming In the Pit of the Stomach

Jul 12, 2011

We Were Promised Jetpacks have released the first song from forthcoming In the Pit of the Stomach, due out October 4 via FatCat Records. More

Watch: We Were Promised Jetpacks Releases Another Video Teaser

Previews Scottish Band’s Sophomore Album

Jul 05, 2011

Scottish four-piece We Were Promised Jetpacks have released another teaser trailer featuring music from their sophomore LP, due out this fall. More

Feb 25, 2010

Hot off their debut album, These Four Walls, We Were Promised Jetpacks found themselves back in the studio, or rather apartment kitchen, recording five song EP The Last Place You'll Look, out March 9th on FatCat. In addition to new tracks "A Far Cry," "The Walls Are Wearing Thin," and "With The Benefit Of Hindsight," the EP includes alternate takes on previous tracks "This Is My House, This is My Home" and "Short Bursts." We have the track list and tour info. More

We Were Promised Jetpacks Headline U.S. Tour

Tour Kicks off February 2nd

Dec 09, 2009

Edinburgh-based trio We Were Promised Jet Packs is embarking on their first ever headlining American Tour. We have the dates. More

Jul 07, 2009

The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Frightened Rabbit are getting ready to bring a little taste of Scotland to the U.S. with an upcoming September tour in support of new releases. More


Interviews

Sep 07, 2014

In this Scotland Week interview we talk to We Were Promised Jetpacks about their upcoming new album. Michael Palmer is enjoying the time off. For good reason. In a month, We Were Promised Jetpacks, for which he plays guitar, will be on another relentless touring season in support of their forthcoming third LP, Unravelling. 



Reviews

The More I Sleep The Less I Dream

The More I Sleep The Less I Dream

Self-Released

Sep 18, 2018

We Were Promised Jetpacks have released a multi-headed monster of an album for anyone who cares to notice. And if you play this fourth full-length studio album by these Scottish rockers only once, you will certainly take notice. More