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.
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
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