We Were Promised Jetpacks
In The Pit Of The Stomach, Red
When a band's debut album is both impressive and hugely successful, it's not often that their sophomore effort makes it seem almost average in comparison. But In The Pit Of The Stomach – We Were Promised Jetpacks’ grand, accomplished follow-up to 2009’s These Four Walls – is precisely this rare exception. In The Pit Of The Stomach is a huge leap forward from their debut – full of prickly ambition and grand-scale vision, sure, but with no shortage of the hooks and personal engagement that have earned their debut – and, indeed, their powerful, wrenching live shows – such a wide and devoted following. With their sophomore LP, We Were Promised Jetpacks have transcended even the very high expectations created by success of their debut; it is, quite simply, a brilliant achievement from this young, exceptional group.