We Were Promised Jetpacks Drop New Single

Edinburgh lads We Were Promised Jetpacks have long been a running staple on ATH with multiple song postings, album reviews, live reviews, and even some interviews back in the day. Our connection to Scotland based artists has always been incredibly strong, almost weird if you’re on the outside looking in. WWPJP is by far one of our long time favorites from the country and we are simply elated to share with you this new single from the band called “If It Happens”. It’s been crazy to see this band grow up and flourish over the last 12 or so years since their stunning debut back in 2009. For me, this song shows a band truly learning how to flesh things out and truly build an impeccable indie rock song. Enjoy it.

WWPJP will release this song on a 7″ single via Big Scary Monsters. Pre-orders are up now on the band’s website.

Upbeat Number From Vistas

As the long quarantine continues, I’m willing to bet that some of you may begin finding yourself in a less than ideal mood at times. We’ve all been there right? Well luckily we have some help from our friends in the Edinburgh based band Vistas with their upbeat new single “15 Years”. This song is a straight up engaging mixture of New York rockers like The Strokes blended perfectly with a more pop rock, anthemic sound. The video below is also a special one as it features home footage of the band’s many fans lip syncing to the song during this extended time in lockdown. What was originally planed for filming in Austin during SXSW has actually turned into something truly special and unique after the festival cancellation. It should hit you in all the feels. And hey we interviewed them before SXSW!

Vistas will release their debut album Everything Changes in the End on May 29th via Believe.

New Music from Trapped Mice

Typically, I don’t go straight out for the classic alternative sound, even with all it’s current production value and what not.  But, that being said, I’ve really fallen for this jam from Trapped Mice, a band hailing from the other part of Scotland, Edinburgh.  I’m obsessed with the way band incorporates lush instrumentation, wrapped around some incredibly lyrics.  You’ll also find a raw passion that introduces itself near the end via the vocal performance.  It’s the perfect first single from their upcoming record, Winter Sun, which is now on my watch-list. If you like organically-grown rock n’ roll, then this hit’s for you.

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Download:Trapped Mice – Mona Lisa [MP3]