WWPJ formed in 2003, and it consists of four high school friends. After winning a battle of the bands competition, gigs in the local circuit followed, and the band was able to hone it’s sound and also develop a solid live repertoire. The proceeding “buzz” allowed the Scottish indie rock / post-punk revivalist outfit to release These Four Walls in 2009 via Fat Cat Records, home to Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad, two bands that WWPJ cites as influences. From the opener “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning” to the last track on the album, you can expect sincere, Scottish-accented songwriting backed with thick guitar/bass layers and roaring drums. “Conductor” and “An Almighty Thud” are stripped-down, emotive acoustic ballads, but the lively, speedy sound fills up the rest of the record. This is a grey vinyl repress of These Four Walls,, and it includes a download code.
- digital download included
- music label: FatCat Records 2009 / 2016
reviewed by buffalo fingers 06/2016