Trampolene STH


Swansea To Hornsey

Mi7 Records / Pledge Music

Rating: 4.5/5




Trampolene are set to release their debut album, Swansea To Hornsey, on October 27th via Mi7 Records and Pledge Music. The album includes many of their recent singles, but rather than just populating the album with their previous releases and singles, there are new mixes and versions of the tracks, something that demonstrates Trampolene‘s commitment to the fans. As with any release by the Welsh trio there are spoken word tracks from Jack Jones, whose critically acclaimed poetry has even gained praise from the punk poet himself, Dr. John Cooper Clarke.

Swansea To Hornsey opens with Portrait Of Youth, a spoken word retrospective of Jack Jones‘ youth that celebrates the escape from small town anonymity. From the first chords of Imagine Something Yesterday you know this is classic Trampolene, featuring Jack Jones biting lyricism and a charged indie punk soundtrack, this track bleeds into the stunning Alcohol Kiss that brings a punky burst of driving energy into the mix. Swansea To Hornsey is a stunning debut full length that constantly twists and turns, from the driving fuzzed out bass of You Do Nothing For Me, through the tender The Boy That Life Forgot and the anthemic Beautiful Pain, to the dark live favourite, Storm Heaven. Every single track on From Swansea To Hornsey carries the energy and uniqueness of Trampolene‘s live shows, from searing punk energy, through heartfelt moments to brief interludes of poignant kitchen sink poetry, which result in a unique and near perfect debut album

Trampolene embrace the early incendiary days of both the Manic Street Preachers and The Libertines without being derivative of either band, but those two bands are comparable as they also carried the mix of biting socially aware poetic lyrics that are coupled with a unique punk inspired soundtrack, and this is exactly what Trampolene have delivered with their stunning debut album. Swansea To Hornsey is released ahead of a series of headline dates that precede prestigious support slots with Cabbage, The Libertines and Liam Gallagher, which confirms my long held suspicions that Trampolene are all set to move forward, and that this may well be your last chance to catch Trampolene at a intimate club show.

Swansea To Hornsey can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here and via iTunes here

Trampolene‘s website can be found here

Trampolene To Release Debut Album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’

Trampolene Promo Aug 17Trampolene 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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Trampolene Release Title Track From ‘Beautiful Pain’ EP

Trampolene BPSwansea 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, on Friday the 7th July.  The title song is now available now when you pre-order the Beautiful Pain EP from iTunes, 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

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Trampolene To Release ‘Pocket Album Five’

trampolene-divided-kingdomSwansea city rockers Trampolene, who continue to deliver electrical shockers with their unique combination of garage rock, kitchen sink poetry and acoustic heartbreakers, release a new five track mini album, Pocket Album Five, via Mi7 Records on Friday the 25th November. Pocket Album Number Five was recorded live at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios and it is the follow up to The Gangway. A new single, Divided Kingdom, is available now when you pre-order Pocket Album Five on iTunes.
Tour dates can be viewed below and Pocket Album Number Five can be ordered here

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Trampolene Gangway


The Gangway

Mi7 Records

Rating: 3.5/5




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

Trampolene Release ‘Pocket Album Four’

Trampoline PromoTrampolene have released their new five track mini album, ‘Pocket Album Four’ through Mi7 Records today. The mini album, which was recorded live at Konk Studios and produced by Jack Jones & Josh Green, includes the single The Gangway, a raucous live rendition of The Cure classic Friday I’m In Love and the poem, To Be A Libertine, written by Jack Jones with spoken word contributions from The Libertines.
You can visit Trampolene‘s website, which contains their tour dates, here
The video for To Be A Libertine can be watched below and the album can be streamed via Spotify here

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Trampoline To Release ‘Pocket Album Four’

Trampoline PromoSwansea 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