Downloads: A Far Cry & Ships With Holes Will Sink

As Earphoria’s coverage of this weekends West Fest continues!  Sunday, July 11th, at 8:30 pm, Glasgow’s own, We Were Promised Jetpacks will be gracing the stage on Chicago & Damen.  This Scottish Quintet is currently on an international tour that takes them to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky. and Chicago (IN LESS THAN ONE WEEK.)  Post Elbow Room show on Monday the 12th, they head to the Apple Garden Festival in Diepholz Germany, needless to say, I think they’ve earned the title of road warrior for this tour.

We Were Promised Jet Packs Daytrotter Painting

We Were Promised Jet Packs Daytrotter Painting

Tracks like “Ships With Holes Will Sink” hit you with that quick percussion, driven bass and passionate vocals that snatch your attention immediately.  These, accompanied by lyrics such as “Ships with holes will holes will sink.  But I’ll swim.” The track really gives you a 360 degree reason to love their brand of (myspace titled) alternative / pop / other.  Their new single is “A Far Cry.” It has a sort of echo chamber bellow that resonates a sort of hopelessness.  It’s an intricate track that certainly deserves a few listens, “it grows on you” is a definite understatement.

For a band that puts their age as: “we are older than ghostbusters 2.  we are younger than ghostbusters.” And updates social media sites with stuff like “we are currently watching the Ultimate Bourne Boxset.”  They are certainly a dynamic rock quintet that is not to be missed this Sunday, (or ever.)

For a few more FREE TRACKS, our friends over at Daytrotter.com recently did an session with the guys of WWPJ.  Click on the pic!