Graham's vocals were strong, his performance of “Cold Days From the Birdhouse” matching those of the alternate version that appears on the Here it Never Snowed. Afterwards it Did. EP, his beautiful brogue allowing for thickly rolled arrrs all over “I Am Taking the Train Home.” All the while, Andy MacFarlane played his gorgeous cream Jaguar almost fully with his tremolo bar, as a poker-faced Craig Orzel, donning two differently striped socks sans shoes, strummed his bass, the pair creating a dense wall of ringing noise from opener “Reflection of the Television” forward. They seem a touch happier these days, somehow, and even with the fifth member they've added, Martin Doherty (formerly) of Aereogramme, all members are so incredibly necessary, each adding his own beautiful noise.
And the lurvely We Were Promised Jetpacks:
(I will champion this band over perhaps any other in the present, and so I strongly urge you to pick up the brand spankin' new Forget the Night Ahead, as well as all other releases, EP or otherwise.)