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We Were Promised Jetpacks premiere video for 'Peaks and Troughs'

photo: eoin carey (eoin carey; Eoin Carey)

We Were Promised Jetpacks’ track “Peaks and Troughs” off their album Unravelling is about problems of excess and our animalistic urges for outlandish consumption, our tendency to derail. It’s absolutely a highlight of the record—a record that itself is a highlight of their career—wrought with tension and urgency from the rhythm section, offset with occasional low-key guitar riffs and lead singer Adam Thompson’s controlled vocal.

On Tuesday, the Scottish rockers are releasing a video to match. A manicured couple take their cardigan sweaters and dainty children for a picnic on the most manicured of lawns. And as the song builds, so does the crazed look in each their eyes. They fall into gluttony and subsequent guilt. 

The band is currently on tour in the EU and U.K. Dates are listed below. 

February

19           Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
20           Patronaat, Harleem, Netherlands
21           Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands
22           Schlachthof, Weisbaden, Germany
24           Täubchental, Leipzig, Germany
25           E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
26           Postgarage, Graz, Austria
27           Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany
28           Druckluft, Oberhausen, Germany

March

01           Sputnikhalle, Muenster, Germany
02           Stadtpalast, Rostock, Germany
05           Gaswerk, Winterthur, Switzerland
06           Marche Gare, Lyon, France
07           Cooperative de Mai, Clermont Ferrand, France
09           Joiners, Southampton, UK
10           Garage, London, UK
12           Exchange, Bristol, UK
13           The Hop, Wakefield, UK
14           East Village AC, Liverpool, UK
15           Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK