We Were Promised Jetpacks - Roll Up Your Sleeves

Adam Thompson's voice is remarkably distinctive, sparkling with honesty... a tenacious, doggedly punchy track.

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Released 7 Jul 2009 | FatCat | By Jamie Curtis | Rating: 3-5
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Roll Up Your Sleeves

Launching The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit to critical acclaim earlier this year, FatCat are not only at the forefront of musical innovation, but specialise in Scots. We Were Promised Jetpacks complete their roster, like a missing piece of the puzzle.

'Roll Up Your Sleeves' is at once a melancholy and energetic sounding single. The catchy guitar that opens it could soundtrack those whimsical summy-uppy bits in The Inbetweeners, yet with juddering rhythms and soaring vocals, the song arouses romantic longing just as much as silly, Skins-like jumping. Adam Thompson's voice is remarkably distinctive, sparkling with honesty, even over shimmying guitar work. "I'll make my bed, make sure I'm well fed and we'll sleep, and wake when we're older" he declares. The result is a tenacious, doggedly punchy track.