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We Were Promised Jetpacks Share New Single ‘Hanging In’ & Announce New Album “The More I Sleep the Less I Dream” via Big Scary Monsters 14th September

July 19, 2018

We Were Promised Jetpacks
Share brand new single Hanging In and announce first album in four years The More I Sleep the Less I Dream

Out via Big Scary Monsters on 14th September

Extensive autumn/winter tour also announced throughout UK / EU / USA

Scottish rock mainstays We Were Promised Jetpacks have shared emotionally wrought new single ‘Hanging In’ via Brooklyn Vegan and announced a brand new album, their first in four years, to be released on 14th September via Big Scary Monsters. The band will also embark upon an enormous tour in the UK, EU and US throughout September, October and November. The More I Sleep The Less I Dream marks a new chapter in We Were Promised Jetpacks’ career. It’s about going back to the heart of who they are, a high school band that never stopped. It’s about four people who have grown up together, making a conscious choice to keep writing music and seeing where that takes them.

“The album is so much about us going back to our basics and relying on our instincts.” Mike says. “There’s a range of songs that span everything we do as a band, and we’re the connection between them. It feels like this album is us.”


The musicians connected with producer Jonathan Low (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs) and were inspired by his approach to their vision and his grounded style. After making their prior albums in England, Scotland and Iceland, it felt like a good opportunity to try crafting songs in the U.S. The album was recorded over the course of five weeks at Minor Street in Philadelphia and Long Pond in New York’s Hudson Valley in early 2018.

First emerging a group of 20-year-olds in 2009, with their exciting debut These Four Walls, the four members went on to release two further widely lauded albums throughout their ‘20s, 2011’s In the Pit of the Stomachand 2014’s Unravelling. Each band member turned 30 during the making of new album The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream, and felt like vastly different people to the four 20-year-olds that they were when they first started releasing music. Having spent ten years almost consistently writing and touring, it was time to decamp home to Scotland and take a breath. They reverted back to their original four members and dealt with several behind the scenes changes. They celebrated a few marriages and tried to remember who they were when not on the road. A decision was made. No more touring until a new album had been written.



19 Sep – Portland ME, Port City Music Hall
20 Sep – Portsmouth NH, 3S Artspace
21 Sep – Montreal QC, Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
22 Sep – Toronto ON, Lee’s Palace
23 Sep – Ann Arbor MI, Blind Pig
25 Sep – Chicago IL, Lincoln Hall
26 Sep – Chicago  IL, Lincoln Hall
27 Sep – Madison WI, Majestic Theater
28 Sep – St Paul MN, Turf Club
29 Sep – Fargo ND, The Aquarium
1 Oct – Billings MT, The Pub Station
2 Oct – Spokane WA, The Bartlett
3 Oct – Seattle WA, Neumos
4 Oct – Portland OR, Wonder Ballroom
5 Oct – Bellingham WA, The Wild Buffalo
6 Oct – Eugene OR, WOW Hall
8 Oct – Chico CA, The Big Room
9 Oct – San Francisco CA, Great American Music Hall
11 Oct – Los Angeles CA, El Rey Theatre
12 Oct – San Diego CA, Irenic
13 Oct – Phoenix AZ, The Crescent Ballroom
15 Oct – Dallas TX, Club Dada
16 Oct – Austin TX, Mohawk
17 Oct – Houston TX, White Oak Music Hall
18 Oct – New Orleans LA, House of Blues – The Parish
19 Oct – Chattanooga TN, Songbirds
20 Oct – Atlanta GA, Terminal West
22 Oct – Carrboro NC, Cat’s Cradle
23 Oct – Washington DC, 930 Club
24 Oct – Asbury Park NJ, Asbury Lanes
26 Oct – Allston MA, Brighton Music Hall
27 Oct – Philadelphia PA, Foundry
28 Oct – Lancaster PA, Chameleon Club
29 Oct – Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Steel

14 Nov – Aberdeen UK, The Lemon Tree
15 Nov – Glasgow UK, Saint Luke’s
18 Nov – Leeds UK, Brudenell Social Club
19 Nov – Manchester UK, The Deaf Institute
21 Nov – London UK, Bush Hall

22 Nov – Luxembourg City LUX, Rotondes
23 Nov – Hamburg DE, Molotow
24 Nov – Berlin DE, Lido
26 Nov – Vienna AT, Chelsea
27 Nov – Graz AT, Postgarage
28 Nov – Munich DE, Ampere
29 Nov – Heidelberg DE, Karlstorbahnhof
30 Nov – Cologne DE, Luxor
1 Dec – Amsterdam NL, Bitterzoet


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