Trampolene will release their debut album Swansea To Hornsey on October 27th through Mi7 Records. The album includes new mixes of the singles Alcohol Kiss, The Gangway, You Do Nothing For Me, Imagine Something Yesterday and Beautiful Pain. 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.
Swansea To Hornsey can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here and via iTunes here
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Swansea city rockers TRAMPOLENE
are set to continue to deliver their unique combination of garage rock, kitchen-sink poetry and acoustic heartbreakers with their release a new four track EP, Beautiful Pain,
Friday the 7th July. The title song is now available now when you pre-order the Beautiful Pain
the track is about the desperate hope, crushing pain and the heart mangling joy of falling in love, Mills & Boon it ain’t.
You can pre-order the Beautiful Pain
EP via iTunes here
and stream the title track here
You can view Trampolene‘s tour dates below
Trampolene are a trio who formed in the Welsh city of Swansea prior to their relocation to London. The Gangway is the fourth in the series of ‘Pocket Albums’ that they have released in their brief three year existence, in addition to this they have toured relentlessly, playing festival dates and headlining tours as well as supporting bands such as Buzzcocks, The Enemy and Carl Barat And The Jackals.
The Gangway EP opens with the title track, this is a laid back number that has a wistful and melancholy feel that eases you into the EP. After the mellow introduction we get Tom Hardy, this song adds a much needed shot of fuzzed up adrenaline to this release, this is a lively punky number that for me is the outstanding track from this EP. Next up is an upbeat cover of The Cure‘s Friday I’m In Love, enjoyable as this is it doesn’t surpass the original, but it is a more distorted and frantic interpretation . Letting You Down is a an acoustic number that brings to mind Johnny Thunders more introspective works, finally The Gangway ends with the spoken word piece, To Be A Libertine, that appropriately enough features contributions from The Libertines.
This doesn’t feel like an EP, it feels like a showcase for the diverse approaches that Trampolene encompass in their songwriting, from the punked up adrenaline surge of Tom Hardy to the Closing poem, To Be A Libertine, this is a band that seem to be able to skip happily between different approaches and deliver them all with conviction and style. Personally, and probably unsurprisingly, I’d prefer a few more of the upbeat numbers to keep the flow of the EP going, but regardless of my preferences The Gangway is an accomplished and varied EP that continually veers between different styles and never once settles into a comfortable rut.
The Gangway EP was released earlier this month and is available for download from the usual sources.
Trampolene‘s online presence can be found here
Mi7 Records website can be found here
Swansea dreamers Trampolene
, who have been tearing up the nation with their unique combination of garage rock, street poetry and acoustic heartbreakers, will release a new five track mini album, Pocket Album Four,
through Mi7 Records
on Friday 12th August. A single,The Gangway,
mixed by Cenzo Townshend,
is available now when you pre-order Pocket Album Four
on iTunes. Pocket Album Four
was recorded live at Konk Studios and produced by Jack Jones
& Josh Green
The EP will also include a raucous live rendition of The Cure‘s classic, Friday I’m In Love which was recorded for a Radio X Session. TRAMPOLENE have toured continuously throughout 2015 and 2016 with stand out support slots with The Libertines, Buzzcocks, Peter Doherty, Reverend & The Makers, The Enemy and Carl Barat & The Jackals.
You can visit Trampoline
‘s website, which has details of the upcoming tour dates, here