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In It Together Festival 2024
Old Park Farm Margam, Port Talbot
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“Intersperses poetry with rock in a way few artists dare to do today…their reference points are as versatile as any release this year - Patti Smith, Oasis, Dylan Thomas, Peter Doherty…Jones bleeds on these songs.” The Independent (Best Albums of 2017)

“Brilliant debut from indie gutter poets…these passionate postcards from the edge

demand attention.” **** Q Magazine

“ A swaggering debut that demands to be played loud.” GQ

“Beautifully crafted songwriting.” **** The Sun

Swansea city rockers TRAMPOLENE, who continue to deliver electrical shockers with their unique combination of garage rock, kitchen-sink poetry and acoustic heartbreakers, released their acclaimed debut album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ in October last year and joined Liam Gallagher on his sold out Arena tour in December. ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ is available to buy and stream from: https://lnk.to/SwanseatoHornsey

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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Jones_(musician_and_poet), the self styled ‘dole-queue Dylan Thomas’, who met drummer Rob and bassist Wayne 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.”

TRAMPOLENE have toured continuously over the last 2 years, with stand out supports with Liam Gallagher, The Libertines, Buzzcocks, Peter Doherty, Reverend & The Makers, The Enemy, Pretty Vicious, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Carl Barat & The Jackals. Trampolene performed at the Isle of Wight Festival (headlining The Jack Rocks/This Feeling Stage), The Great Escape, Tramlines, Y Not, Hope & Glory and Reading Festivals last summer. Jack also plays lead guitar in Peter Doherty’s touring band The Puta Madres.

TRAMPOLENE have released six mini albums/EPs through Mi7 Records: ‘Alcohol Kiss,’ ‘Imagine Something Yesterday,’ ‘It’s Not Rock & Roll,’’The Gangway,’ ’Divided Kingdom’ and ‘Beautiful Pain.’ All are available from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/trampolene/id723805219

TRAMPOLENE are: Jack Jones - vocals/guitar, Wayne Thomas - bass/vocals and Rob Steele - drums/vocals.

https://twitter.com/trampolene_band

http://www.trampolene.co.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/user/TrampoleneOfficial/videos

https://www.facebook.com/trampoleneofficial

What the press said about ‘Swansea To Hornsey’:

“Think Clash, Kinks, Sex Pistols but only gentler somehow.” Northern Exposure

Louder Than War (#26 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“One of the most impressive debut albums of the year, we can’t begin to express our love for it”

***** Eudaemonia (‘Best Albums of 2017’)

“I’ve completely run out of superlatives to describe this album. It’s just wonderful.” 10/10 The Indie Review

“Trampolene share a collection of songs and poems to die for.” 9/10 Sound of Brit

“Swansea To Hornsey is a stunning…a unique and near perfect debut album.” **** The Punk Site

“You won’t want to miss out on this album” 8/10 Let It Happen

“The band are doing what they want and most importantly they’re having a laugh while they’re doing it.”

8/10 Little Indie Blogs

“It’s an impressive document of one of the most engaging and under appreciated (so far) bands around.”

Even The Stars (#11 ‘Top Albums of 2017’)

“Trampolene are very much in 2017 and are very much themselves. For this alone, they are worth a listen. For this alone, they are worth adoration..and see for yourself the unique individuality that this band offers in a sea of mediocrity. “ RGM

“One winner followed by another…this is an album that reeks of raw talent, the type that comes from deep down in the bile of ones belly.” KulBritania

“At 14 songs long…it is relentless in its mission in gift strong vocals that lead powerful guitar riffs.” The Garage Flower

“As a debut album, Swansea To Hornsey manages to be incredibly varied.” Gig Goer (****)

“I for one applaud it with open ears.” Rock at Night

“The Boy The Life Forgot…The music ebbs and flows behind Jack Jones’ soothing voice, the lyrics proving again that he is truly a poet of this generation.” The Girls at The Rock Show

“Laying bare hopes and desires, and never shying away from what this really says about them or those around them. That’s powerful stuff..it’s also one hell of a listen.” Live4Ever

“Don’t let this one pass you by….It will be one of the best hours you spend this year.” Isolation

“The album is effusive, warm fuzz and flushed cheeks in September, thawing your frozen tongue, amorous punk to soothe 21st century chest pains and chapped hands.” The Zine

“This trio are a force of nature…They have taken indie guitar music and produced songs of depth and beauty.”

THE VPME (‘Albums of the Year’)

“It's refreshing to see a band set themselves aside from most other with the inclusion of spoken word poetry, showcasing front man Jack Jones’ talents as a lyricist as he covers topics from his youth.” GIG SOUP (#7 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“‘Swansea To Hornsey’ will make you laugh, cry, jump and dance. It’ll also light a fire for your love of rock and roll.”

Uber Rock

“This is an album that encourages focus, not as a blatant dictator but as a consideration, in all who pays it a listen. For some it might transform, for others simply inform; but unequivocally ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ is powerful.”

Bitter Sweet Symphonies (‘Albums of the Year’)

“The words are important, so the listener can hear every word, the guitars are like razors and cut deep, while the rhythm section throb and crash.” Isolation (#4 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“It’s youth with all it’s highs, lows soundtracked to near perfection” Digital Observations (#4 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“Superb debut album.” Hard Rock Hub

“Reminds us of when the cocky Manic Street Preachers first emerged.” The Soul of a Clown

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Biography

“Intersperses poetry with rock in a way few artists dare to do today…their reference points are as versatile as any release this year - Patti Smith, Oasis, Dylan Thomas, Peter Doherty…Jones bleeds on these songs.” The Independent (Best Albums of 2017)

“Brilliant debut from indie gutter poets…these passionate postcards from the edge

demand attention.” **** Q Magazine

“ A swaggering debut that demands to be played loud.” GQ

“Beautifully crafted songwriting.” **** The Sun

Swansea city rockers TRAMPOLENE, who continue to deliver electrical shockers with their unique combination of garage rock, kitchen-sink poetry and acoustic heartbreakers, released their acclaimed debut album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ in October last year and joined Liam Gallagher on his sold out Arena tour in December. ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ is available to buy and stream from: https://lnk.to/SwanseatoHornsey

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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Jones_(musician_and_poet), the self styled ‘dole-queue Dylan Thomas’, who met drummer Rob and bassist Wayne 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.”

TRAMPOLENE have toured continuously over the last 2 years, with stand out supports with Liam Gallagher, The Libertines, Buzzcocks, Peter Doherty, Reverend & The Makers, The Enemy, Pretty Vicious, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Carl Barat & The Jackals. Trampolene performed at the Isle of Wight Festival (headlining The Jack Rocks/This Feeling Stage), The Great Escape, Tramlines, Y Not, Hope & Glory and Reading Festivals last summer. Jack also plays lead guitar in Peter Doherty’s touring band The Puta Madres.

TRAMPOLENE have released six mini albums/EPs through Mi7 Records: ‘Alcohol Kiss,’ ‘Imagine Something Yesterday,’ ‘It’s Not Rock & Roll,’’The Gangway,’ ’Divided Kingdom’ and ‘Beautiful Pain.’ All are available from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/trampolene/id723805219

TRAMPOLENE are: Jack Jones - vocals/guitar, Wayne Thomas - bass/vocals and Rob Steele - drums/vocals.

https://twitter.com/trampolene_band

http://www.trampolene.co.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/user/TrampoleneOfficial/videos

https://www.facebook.com/trampoleneofficial

What the press said about ‘Swansea To Hornsey’:

“Think Clash, Kinks, Sex Pistols but only gentler somehow.” Northern Exposure

Louder Than War (#26 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“One of the most impressive debut albums of the year, we can’t begin to express our love for it”

***** Eudaemonia (‘Best Albums of 2017’)

“I’ve completely run out of superlatives to describe this album. It’s just wonderful.” 10/10 The Indie Review

“Trampolene share a collection of songs and poems to die for.” 9/10 Sound of Brit

“Swansea To Hornsey is a stunning…a unique and near perfect debut album.” **** The Punk Site

“You won’t want to miss out on this album” 8/10 Let It Happen

“The band are doing what they want and most importantly they’re having a laugh while they’re doing it.”

8/10 Little Indie Blogs

“It’s an impressive document of one of the most engaging and under appreciated (so far) bands around.”

Even The Stars (#11 ‘Top Albums of 2017’)

“Trampolene are very much in 2017 and are very much themselves. For this alone, they are worth a listen. For this alone, they are worth adoration..and see for yourself the unique individuality that this band offers in a sea of mediocrity. “ RGM

“One winner followed by another…this is an album that reeks of raw talent, the type that comes from deep down in the bile of ones belly.” KulBritania

“At 14 songs long…it is relentless in its mission in gift strong vocals that lead powerful guitar riffs.” The Garage Flower

“As a debut album, Swansea To Hornsey manages to be incredibly varied.” Gig Goer (****)

“I for one applaud it with open ears.” Rock at Night

“The Boy The Life Forgot…The music ebbs and flows behind Jack Jones’ soothing voice, the lyrics proving again that he is truly a poet of this generation.” The Girls at The Rock Show

“Laying bare hopes and desires, and never shying away from what this really says about them or those around them. That’s powerful stuff..it’s also one hell of a listen.” Live4Ever

“Don’t let this one pass you by….It will be one of the best hours you spend this year.” Isolation

“The album is effusive, warm fuzz and flushed cheeks in September, thawing your frozen tongue, amorous punk to soothe 21st century chest pains and chapped hands.” The Zine

“This trio are a force of nature…They have taken indie guitar music and produced songs of depth and beauty.”

THE VPME (‘Albums of the Year’)

“It's refreshing to see a band set themselves aside from most other with the inclusion of spoken word poetry, showcasing front man Jack Jones’ talents as a lyricist as he covers topics from his youth.” GIG SOUP (#7 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“‘Swansea To Hornsey’ will make you laugh, cry, jump and dance. It’ll also light a fire for your love of rock and roll.”

Uber Rock

“This is an album that encourages focus, not as a blatant dictator but as a consideration, in all who pays it a listen. For some it might transform, for others simply inform; but unequivocally ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ is powerful.”

Bitter Sweet Symphonies (‘Albums of the Year’)

“The words are important, so the listener can hear every word, the guitars are like razors and cut deep, while the rhythm section throb and crash.” Isolation (#4 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“It’s youth with all it’s highs, lows soundtracked to near perfection” Digital Observations (#4 ‘Albums of the Year’)

“Superb debut album.” Hard Rock Hub

“Reminds us of when the cocky Manic Street Preachers first emerged.” The Soul of a Clown

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