After all those years of coffee mornings, table sales and community hops, Scottish indie music success story WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS (WWPJ) are heading to Peebles on Saturday 2 June to inject the Burgh Hall with a huge hit of adrenaline.
Returning from South By South West and a tour of America WWPJ will headline Crank it Up, the flagship concert of the TweedLove Bike Festival programme; and one of the highlights of the Scottish Borders' live music calendar. Tickets can be bought (in advance only) from the TweedLove website - http://tweedlove.com/.
TweedLove Bike Festival Director, Neil Dalgleish said: 'It's fantastic for us to have We Were Promised Jetpacks at TweedLove. It might seem odd to have a gig as part of a cycling festival, but mountain biking is one of the world's coolest sports and We Were Promised Jetpacks are one of Scotland's coolest bands so it all makes total sense to us.'
Introduced to the TweedLove programme in 2011, Crank It Up rocked Peebles with Frightened Rabbit as headliners, and sold out weeks before the gig. With thunderous live performances Edinburgh band WWPJ, who landed the 'Best Live Act' award at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards in March, are set to blow the roof off the Burgh Hall on 2 June.
Matching the power of fellow Scots Mogwai and a pop sensibility comparable to that of Foals or Bloc Party the four-piece band's acclaimed new album 'In The Pit Of The Stomach' proves just what a fully-fledged a rock band WWPJ have become. Crititcally acclaimed by the media, the new record was described by Uncut as 'Fiercer and denser than their debut with echoes of The Cure & New Order... waterfall riffing and soaring vocals' and by Guardian as having 'huge heart'.
Crank It Up will also feature a special one-off DJ set from the Tweed Valley's very own Frightened Rabbit whose gig last year is thought by many o be the best gig ever seen in Peebles.
Organisers of Crank it Up and the TweedLove Bike Festival are also looking for some local talent to support the big names on stage.
Festival Director Neil Dalgleish said :'This is a fantastic opportunity for a local act to play alongside two of Scotland's best bands. We know there's a lot of talented musicians in the area and we'd love to find the right act to play here. It's going to be a totally rocking night.'
Local acts are invited to send info/demo material and/or links to recordings to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 May 2012.