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TRAMPOLENE announce debut album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’

‘Swansea To Hornsey’ was recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in London’s Muswell Hill (the ‘Hornsey’ of the title) and produced by Trampolenesinger/guitarist Jack Jones & engineer Josh Green and mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Jamie T / Everything Everything). The album includes the singles ‘Alcohol Kiss’ (New Mix), ’The Gangway’ (New Extended Mix), ‘You Do Nothing For Me’ (New Mix), ‘Imagine Something Yesterday’ (New Version) and recent single ‘Beautiful Pain.’  Along with live stalwart ‘Storm Heaven’ and spoken word favourites ‘Ketamine,’ ‘Pound Land’ and‘Artwork of Youth’.  Dr John Cooper Clarke described Jack Jones’ spoken word pieces as “Exceptional poetry, funny and depressing at the same time and how often can you say that?”

Trampolene (yes we know the bouncy thing in everyone’s garden is spelled with an ‘i’!) were formed in 2014 in the green, green grass of Swansea, South Wales, by handsome local enigma Jack Jones, the self styled ‘dole-queue Dylan Thomas’, who met drummer Wayne and bassist Rob when they tried to bum a fag off him outside a chip shop in Fforestfach.  They converted Jack’s mother’s coalshed into a rehearsal studio and soundproofed it with a couple of hundred polystyrene egg trays they blagged from the local Spar.  Following the swathe cut by Welsh heroes The Manic Street Preachers and Super Furry Animals Trampolene have composed a clutch of extraordinary songs that speak of the ordinary existential struggle of a stony broke dreamer armed only with a loud guitar and an overdue library book.

Says Jack Jones himself: “It’s taken me a whole lifetime to write this album, so maybe you can spare me 51 minutes of yours to give it a listen. That’s not even an hour. It’s quicker than an enema, and more fun.”

‘Swansea To Hornsey,’ will be available on limited edition 12” vinyl, CD, Deluxe CD and digital download.

Trampolene have toured continuously over the last 2 years, with stand out supports with The Libertines, Buzzcocks, Peter Doherty, Reverend & The Makers, The Enemy, Pretty Vicious, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Carl Barat & The Jackals. Trampolene have already performed at the Isle of Wight Festival (headlining The Jack Rocks Stage), The Great Escape, Tramlines, and Y Not this summer, continue in August at Hope & Glory and Reading Festivals. Jack Jones is also a member of Peter Doherty’s touring band, The Puta Madres, playing lead guitar, who carry on playing festivals accross Europe this summer. The full dates are:

SEPTEMBER

18th                           Glasgow – The Priory (Musicians Against Homelessness)

19th                           Kilmarnock – Grand Hall (with The Libertines)

21st                            London – 229 Club

22nd                          Warrington – Parr Hall (with The Libertines)

29th                           Swansea – Fringe Festival

OCTOBER

19th                           Tunbridge Wells – Forum

NOVEMBER

2nd                            Cardiff – The Moon

3rd                             Bristol – The Mother’s Ruin

4th                              Brighton – Hope & Ruin

22nd                          Oslo (Norway) – The Sentrum Scene *

23rd                           Aarhus (Denmark) – Train *

24th                           Stockholm (Sweden) – Vasateatern *

DECEMBER

14th                           Blackpool – Empress Ballroom (with The Libertines)

* Jack with PETER DOHERTY & THE PUTA MADRES

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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