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Album: These Four Walls
# Song Title   Time
1)    It's Thunder and It's Lightning
2)    Ships with Holes Will Sink
3)    Roll Up Your Sleeves
4)    Conductor
5)    Half Built House, A
6)    This Is My House, This Is My Home
7)    Quiet Little Voices
8)    Moving Clocks Run Slow
9)    Short Bursts
10)    Keeping Warm
11)    Almighty Thud, An
 

Album: These Four Walls
# Song Title   Time
1)    It's Thunder and It's Lightning
2)    Ships with Holes Will Sink
3)    Roll Up Your Sleeves
4)    Conductor
5)    Half Built House, A
6)    This Is My House, This Is My Home
7)    Quiet Little Voices
8)    Moving Clocks Run Slow
9)    Short Bursts
10)    Keeping Warm
11)    Almighty Thud, An
 
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Performer Notes
  • Producers: Joylon Thomas; Ken Thomas; Peter Katis.
  • Audio Mixers: Greg Giorgio; Ken Thomas; Alan Douches; Peter Katis.
  • Recording information: Earth Studios, Odiham, UK.
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks have a lot in common with their fellow Glaswegians and FatCat labelmates Frightened Rabbit and the Twilight Sad: their fondness of soaring choruses, singers with endearingly thick burrs. A little rawer than Frightened Rabbit and a little more streamlined than the Twilight Sad, WWPJ distinguish themselves on their 2009 debut by managing to be brooding but not mopey as they contrast post-punk urgency with indie pop melodicism. At their best, We Were Promised Jetpacks find inventive ways of making fast tempos and sprightly melodies sound more than a little sad, especially on the singles "Quiet Little Voices" and "Roll Up Your Sleeves," which boasts the oddly romantic line "I can wait till summer/When you're warmer." As THESE FOUR WALLS unfolds, WWPJ show that they can do more than just anthemic angst. "Moving Clocks Run Slow"'s sparkling guitars sound downright impatient with joy, while the album's most epic track, "Keeping Warm," is an eight-minute meditation on how precious life is. While a slight uneven, THESE FOUR WALLS' best moments suggest We Were Promised Jetpacks can continue to stake out their own territory among their Glasgow peers.
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[They] mash together everything good about Scottish music on their debut album, THESE FOUR WALLS -- from the guitar thunderheads and cinematic wind tunnels popularized by Mogwai to the wide-eyed angst of the Twilight Sad..."

Pitchfork - "With songs that marry tough riffs to tender glockenspiels and find a balance between muscular, masculine drumming and singer Adam Thompson's vulnerable, striving warble, there is much to like within THESE FOUR WALLS."
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