We Were Promised Jetpacks with Bad Veins, New Cassettes - Tickets available at the door.

We Were Promised Jetpacks with Bad Veins, New Cassettes - Tickets available at the door.

Bad Veins, New Cassettes

Wed · April 4, 2012

8:00 pm

The Social

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

All lineups and times subject to change

We Were Promised Jetpacks
We Were Promised Jetpacks
In 2009 Adam Thompson (Vocals / Guitar), Darren Lackie (Drums), Sean Smith (bass) and Michael Palmer (Guitar) were a band of nineteen year old University Students, bunked up together in a tenement flat in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. On signing to Fat Cat Records later the same year, the band could not have anticipated the journey they were about to embark on. Now, five years later, We Were Promised Jetpacks are ready to release their third studio album entitled "UNRAVELLING".
We Were Promised Jetpacks debut album "These Four Walls" (2009) was released to critical acclaim. Thus began the bands busy touring schedule, playing high profile festival slots around the UK and USA supporting label mates Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad.

2010 saw the release of the follow­ up album "The Last Place You'll Look", an EP comprising of unreleased tracks and swelling, orchestrally­ inspired rewrites of songs from their debut album "These Four Walls".

The bands sophomore release followed in 2011 and was recorded at Sigur Ros's Sundlaugin Studios in Iceland. "In the Pit of the Stomach" was testament to the poise, control and vigor the band had learned to command. The extensive touring schedule continued and the release received support and high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine. The band also continued to build on their high profile live performances with sets at Coachella, Fashions Big Night Out at New York's Rockerfeller Centre and on Last Call with Carson Daly

During the 2012 US Tour the band recorded and captured footage from their live set at Union Transfer, Philadelphia. Early 2014 saw the release of "E Rey: Live in Philadelphia", in ode to Esteban Rey the bands' friend and then tour manager. The album captures the explosive energy and drama fans have come to expect from a We Were Promised Jetpacks show, with behind the scenes footage allowing fans a unique insight to life on the road with the band.

Early 2014 saw the band working tirelessly on "UNRAVELLING" which will be the bands most confident and accomplished record to date. Recorded in Glasgow at the infamous Chem19 Studios with Paul Savage who has previously worked with numerous established and diverse Scottish acts such as Teenage Fanclub, King Creosote, The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai.

Lead vocalist Adam Thompson says, “It was a fairly straightforward decision to work with Paul. He has done plenty of brilliant work and we had worked with him for a few days before recording our first album and always remembered enjoying recording with him. I'm really chuffed with that decision. I think Paul has done a great job and its the first time we've ever been present to mix the album with the same person who has recorded it, which has been an enjoyable and much more relaxing experience for us.“

The impending album release also sees the addition of a new member to the band in the form of multi-instrumentalist Stuart McGachan. Thompson's explains, “Stuart is an accomplished keys, piano and guitar player as well as having a lovely little singing voice and with him we have tried to do something a little different with this selection of songs. We've known him for ages and played music with him before so we were pretty sure it would work out. It has just been the 4 of us since about April 2004 so having someone new with us has been an enjoyable part of the process.”
Bad Veins
Bad Veins
Bad Veins are a rarity in today's musical landscape: An act who didn't set out to become critical darlings or the next "buzz" band, but managed to achieve both after only playing a handful of shows. However, despite the fact that Bad Veins' music has been instantly embraced since their inception in late 2006, the duo of Benjamin Davis and Sebastien Schultz decided not to rush out their disc. The result is Bad Veins, an album that's unique but familiar, and not only lives up to the hype but surpasses it. Looking back, it's hard to believe it all started out a little over two years ago in a non-descript attic in Cincinnati, Ohio.
New Cassettes
New Cassettes
New Cassettes is a five-piece band from Northhampton, England who have been leaving audiences wanting more since 2005. The band released their debut single, "You Won't Stop" on Fantastic Plastic-with copies selling out within the first month and landing number 11 in the indie charts in England.

They have gained critical acclaim from plays on Radio 1, BBC6 and XFM, and have been a MySpace featured artist as well as the Radio 1 front page feature. Recently the band toured in support of The Strokes, played the Glastonbury Music Festival, and have been featured on the "The Inbetweeners" Soundtrack and had a headlining tour in Japan.

The New Cassettes finished the final mixing of their second album, Winterhead, with Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and sound engineer Geoff Sanoff. While in the states working on the album the band took a break from the studio to do a special ASCAP-hosted showcase for TV and Film music supervisors at the Gibson Showroom in Los Angeles. The show was a success. MTV became big fans of the New Cassettes after their short stop in Los Angeles and ask them to join the new venture between MTV and Extreme Music. MTV sent out a global press release announcing New Cassettes involvement with the new partnership.

Recently New Cassettes returned to the US to perform at the SXSW 2011 Festival in Austin, TX, where they teared up the MTV/ Hype Music stage as well as other select shows. From this the band has received very positive critical blog reviews, Radio (KWSS 1067) and will return to the US May 12th to perform at a Broadcasted MTV Show for The Village Recorders Los Angeles. Coming this Summer 2011 New Cassettes will be performing at Abbey Road Studios, London for MTV / Hype Music.
Venue Information:
The Social
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
http://www.thesocial.org/