Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks are currently on their first headline North American tour. The 26 date adventure will wind its way through America and Canada before rolling up at the SXSW festival where they will certainly be one of this year’s buzz bands. Vic Galloway has more:

We Were Promised Jetpacks in America

With their acclaimed ‘These Four Walls’ debut album winning plaudits left, right and centre across the world, and especially in the USA, Jetpacks are starting to become real contenders for the next underground Scottish band to break through.

If you’ve not come across them yet, they write huge, anthemic songs without sounding cliched or desperate. Their yearning, lung-bursting vocals and raw, jagged guitar lines demand your attention with an urgency, honesty and intimacy that brings you in for repeated listens.

I’ve seen them live many times, and they always blow me away. Get there early, as these shows will no doubt sell out fast!

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Also on tour this week: Biffy Clyro, Alex Smoke and Eddi Reader. See all dates below.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks


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