We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look EP
We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look EP

Single Review

Single title
The Last Place You'll Look EP
Artist
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Label
Fat Cat
Release date
12 Apr

More info

We Were Promised Jetpacks play Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow on 22 May.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look EP

4/5 stars
Single review by Ally Brown.
Published 24 March 2010

The Last Place You'll Look reprises two standout tracks from We Were Promised Jetpacks' underrated debut LP These Four Walls – Short Bursts and This Is My House – in slower, more restrained versions. Despite Adam Thompson's primal wail being one of the band's strengths, it actually works quite well, highlighting the dark inspiration for those vocal dramatics. By now Jetpacks have the slow-build-to-ecstatic-release thing down pat, exemplified on With The Benefit of Hindsight, which accelerates from nothing into a magisterial finale. Opening track A Far Cry is even better, gathering steam with bump-and-rolling drum fills and brief flashes of big guitars, before somehow managing to keep its climax going for a full minute-and-a-half. Jetpacks' know what they're good at, and they're very good at it. [Ally Brown]

 

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