The Jet Set

We Were Promised Jet Packs play PJ Molloys, Dunfermline on Saturday
We Were Promised Jet Packs play PJ Molloys, Dunfermline on Saturday

After spending two months in the States, Edinburgh indie rock band, We Were Promised Jetpacks are embarking on a Scottish tour starting this week.

And the four piece are including a Dunfermline date in their schedule - appearing at PJ Molloy’s on Saturday.

Drummer Darren Lackie took time out earlier this week to share his thoughts about the Scottish dates.

““We just got back from America last week and we were over there for just over two months,” he says.

“It was really good fun and a nice stress free tour.

“We do quite well over there and there’s usually quite a nice crowd.

“It’s not that much different to playing here, but we have not played in Scotland for a while, so I’ve no idea how many people will turn up at shows.

“There’s usually one American guy who likes to shout Scotland or something about Scotland during the gig, but you don’t get that here.”

The current tour sees the band play six dates around the country in the coming days and the lads are keen to get back out and play on Scottish soil again.

Darren, who plays alongside Adam Thompson, Michael Palmer and Sean Smith, told the Press: “We are really looking forward to it.

“As I was saying we’ve not played anywhere in Scotland other than Glasgow in over a year and we’ve never played in Dunfermline or Inverness.

“It’ll be good to go to places we’ve never been to play and we’re all looking forward to seeing what they are like.”

Having released their second album, ‘In the Pit of the Stomach’ last October the band now have a wider repertoire of tracks to play and promise to make the night one to remember for those coming along to see them.

“We like to change up the shows from night to night,” Darren says.

“We try not to play the same tracks every night.

“We tend to do half and half between the two albums and we’ll probably play one brand new one that’s not been recorded anywhere.”

The band’s enthusiasm for playing live was recognised in March when they were awarded the ‘Best Live Act’ award at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.

“It was nice to receive it,” he continues.

“It’s a good award to get as it’s our strength as a band.

“Playing live is what we do.

“We’re just four guys who play the most basic of instruments and have fun doing it, playing loud rock.”

There’s no rest for the wicked and following the current Scottish tour, which began in Dundee yesterday (Wednesday), We Were Promised Jetpacks have plenty planned over the summer.

Darren explained: “We’re doing a lot of festivals in Europe this summer.

“We do really well in Germany so we’re doing a lot of festivals there and we’re going to France, Italy and Holland.

“We’ll also be playing T in the Park. It was a good one last year and a lot of people came along to see us so we’re looking forward to doing it again.

“We’re on a different stage this year, we’ll be on the Intermission stage.

“After that, at the moment we’re just playing it by ear, we’re not sure where we’re going to be going later on in the year.

“After this big long tour and with the Scottish tour, we’re waiting to find out what we’re doing next, but it’s quite exciting not knowing.

“We’ll see what happens.”

We Were Promised Jetpacks will play PJ Molloy’s, Dunfermline on Saturday. Support will be provided by Ladybank band, Waiting on Jack.