This Is My House, This Is My Home
It's Thunder And It's Lightning

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We Were Promised Jetpacks

If you’re standing in the front rows at the We Were Promised Jetpacks-concert, the four young Scottish men blow their music of raw emotions and physical force right up in your face. It’s like a blast or thunder in dramatic tones that bursts over the audience’s heads. A fact the Glasgow-based band is loved for, but there is still more to their angst-ridden trembling sound clouds. In this dark universe amidst the loud and muscular play, Adam Thompson’s singing reveals melancholy and vulnerability. And when you leave everything else aside and have Adam perform solo in the freezing back of a van on a nightly parking lot, the fragility (that is otherwise like an undercurrent always latent in We Were Promised Jetpacks’ sound) peaks. While his bandmates Michael, Sean and Darren kill time and cold by chasing after a football and drawing into our guestbook, Adam’s raw and intense performance of “This Is My House, This Is My Home” and “It’s Thunder And It’s Lightning” in this otherwise unexciting setting turns the atmosphere electric.

  • Posted: March 16, 2010
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner