We Were Promised Jetpacks’ “Hanging In” Is Your Guide To Self-Trust & Being 30

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“No one knows me better than / I know myself but I’m forgetful” chants We Were Promised Jetpacks’ vocalist Adam Thompson. If you are a millennial, then you probably discovered the Scottish quartet while graduating from your emo phase and transitioning to your hipster chapter. Back then, these four dudes were in their 20s – energetic, confused, and ready to rock, Now they’re back but with wiser lyrics and more seasoned sound. Their new single “Hanging In” is an emotionally raw single that reminds you that you’re your greatest advocate:

“Hanging In” is from the quartet’s new album in four years, The More I Sleep the Less I Dream, which will be out on September 14th. “The album is so much about us going back to our basics and relying on our instincts.” shared guitarist Mike Palmer. “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 four of them broke into the scene back in 2009 with their debut record These Four Walls, which led them to international tours and more records. The More I Sleep the Less I Dream marks a new chapter for the band both musically and personally – each member turned 30 during the making of the new record. On top of that they’re approaching their 10th year anniversary of band marriage. Make sure to go see them in person this fall:

North America 2018

9/19 – Portland City Music Hall (Portland, ME, USA)

9/20 – 3S Artspace (Portsmouth, NH, USA)

9/21 – Bar Le ‘Ritz’ PDB (Montreal, QC, Canada)

9/22 – Lee’s Palace (Toronto, ON, Canada)

9/23 – Blind Pig (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

9/25 – Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL, USA)

9/26 – Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL, USA)

9/27 – Majestic Theater (Madison, WI, USA)

9/28 – Turf Club (St. Paul, MN, USA)

9/29 – The Aquarium (Fargo, ND, USA)

10/1 – The Pub Station (Billings, MT, USA)

10/2 – The Barlett (Spokane, WA, USA)

10/3 – Neumos (Seattle, WA, USA)

10/4 – Wonder Ballroom (Portland, OR, USA)

10/5 – The Wild Buffalo (Bellingham, WA, USA)

10/6 – WOW Hall (Eugene, OR, USA)

10/8 – The Big Room (Chico, CA, USA)

10/9 – Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA, USA)

10/11 – El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

10/12 – Irenic (San Diego, CA, USA)

10/13 – The Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

10/15 – Club Dada (Dallas, TX, USA)

10/16 – Mohawk (Austin, TX, USA)

10/17 – White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

10/18 – House of Blues (New Orleans, LA, USA)

10/19 – Songbirds (Chattanooga, TN, USA)

10/20 – Terminal West (Atlanta, GA, USA)

10/22 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC, USA)

10/23 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC, USA)

10/24 – Asbury Lanes (Asbury Park, NJ, USA)

10/26 – Brighton Music Hall (Allston, MA, USA)

10/27 – Foundry (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

10/28 – Chameleon Club (Lancaster, PA, USA)

10/29 – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Europe 2018

11/14 – The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen, UK)

11/15 – Saint Luke’s (Glasgow, UK)

11/17 – The Old Dr Bells Bath (Edinburgh, UK)

11/18 – Brudenell Social Club (Leeds, UK)

11/19 – The Deaf Institute (Manchester, UK)

11/21 – Bush Hall (London, UK)

11/22 – Rotondes (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

11/23 – Molotow (Hamburg, Germany)

11/24 – Lido (Berlin, Germany)

11/26 – Chelsea (Vienna, Austria)

11/27 – Orpheum (Graz, Austria)

11/28 – Ampere (Munich, Germany)

11/29 – Karlstorbahnhof (Heidelberg, Germany)

11/30 – Luxor (Cologne, Germany)

12/1 – Bitterzoet (Amsterdam, Netherlands)