These Four Walls (We Were Promised Jetpacks album)

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These Four Walls
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Studio album by We Were Promised Jetpacks
Released 15 June 2009
Studio Earth Studios, Odiham
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival, folk rock
Length 49:36
Language English
Label Fat Cat
Producer Ken Thomas, Joylon Thomas, Peter Katis
We Were Promised Jetpacks chronology
These Four Walls
(2009)
The Last Place You'll Look
(2010)The Last Place You'll Look2010
Singles from These Four Walls
  1. "Quiet Little Voices"
    Released: 4 May 2009
  2. "Roll Up Your Sleeves"
    Released: 29 June 2009
  3. "It's Thunder and It's Lightning" / "Ships With Holes Will Sink"
    Released: 30 November 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk90%[2]
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubA-[4]
Clash8/10[5]
Drowned in Sound7/10[6]
Gigwise[7]
Pitchfork Media6.7/10[8]
Scotland on Sunday4/5 stars[9]
The Skinny3/5 stars[10]
This Is Fake DIY7/10[11]

These Four Walls is the debut studio album by Scottish indie rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks, released on 15 June 2009 in the UK, and on 7 July 2009 in the US by Fat Cat Records. The band recorded the album at Earth Studios in Odiham, Hampshire, England with producers Ken Thomas, Joylon Thomas, and Peter Katis. Four singles were released from the album: "Quiet Little Voices" in May 2009,[12] "Roll Up Your Sleeves" in June 2009,[13] and the double A-side single "It's Thunder and It's Lightning" and "Ships With Holes Will Sink" in November 2009.[14] Following the album's release, an EP of alternate recordings and unreleased tracks entitled The Last Place You'll Look was issued in March 2010.

Release[edit]

On 15 June 2009, the band celebrated the album's release with an acoustic performance at Buchanan Street HMV, and performed the album in its entirety at Glasgow's King Tut's Wah Wah Hut later that evening.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adam John Thomson.

  1. "It's Thunder and It's Lightning" – 4:48
  2. "Ships With Holes Will Sink" – 3:22
  3. "Roll Up Your Sleeves" – 4:16
  4. "Conductor" – 5:28
  5. "A Half Built House" – 2:41
  6. "This Is My House, This Is My Home" – 3:17
  7. "Quiet Little Voices" – 4:21
  8. "Moving Clocks Run Slow" – 4:56
  9. "Short Bursts" – 4:40
  10. "Keeping Warm" – 8:12
  11. "An Almighty Thud" – 3:34

Personnel[edit]

  • Adam Thomson – vocals, guitar
  • Michael Palmer – lead guitar
  • Sean Smith – bass
  • Darren Lackie – drums
  • Ken Thomas – producer, recording, mixing ("A Half Built House", "Short Bursts" and "An Almighty Thud")
  • Joylon Thomas – producer, recording, mixing ("A Half Built House", "Short Bursts" and "An Almighty Thud")
  • Peter Katis – additional production, additional recording, additional instruments, mixing
  • Greg Giorgio – additional mixing
  • Alan Douches – mastering, mixing ("A Half Built House", "Short Bursts" and "An Almighty Thud")
  • dlt – artwork
  • Sounds on "A Half Built Home" taken from The Conet Project

References[edit]

  1. ^ "These Four Walls – We Were Promised Jetpacks". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ "chorus.fm". chorus.fm. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
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  4. ^ "We Were Promised Jetpacks: These Four Walls". avclub.com. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ "We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls". clashmusic.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Album Review: We Were Promised Jet Packs - These Four Walls". drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  7. ^ "link". gigwise.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  8. ^ "We Were Promised Jetpacks: These Four Walls Album Review - Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Lifestyle News - The Scotsman". living.scotsman.com. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  10. ^ "We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls - The Skinny". theskinny.co.uk. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  11. ^ "DIY". DIY. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  12. ^ DOMH. "FatCat Records". FatCat Records. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  13. ^ DOMH. "FatCat Records". FatCat Records. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  14. ^ DOMH. "FatCat Records". FatCat Records. Retrieved 9 July 2017.