Welsh wonderkids, Trampolene, have announced the release date for their forthcoming album ‘Swansea To Hornsey,’ on October 27th through Mi7 Records.
The three-piece comprising of Jack Jones (Vocals/Guitar), Rob Thomas (Bass) and Wayne Steel (drums) formed in Forestfach, when Wayne and Rob tried to bum a fag off of locally famous Jack, the rest as they say is history.
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.
The band then put together a group of extraordinary songs that have grit, passion and speak of the existential struggle of being a broke dreamer from the Welsh valleys.
“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” said Jack.
‘Swansea To Hornsey’ was recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in London’s Mussel Hill and produced by frontman Jack Jones.
The album includes the singles ‘Alcohol Kiss’, a new extended mix of ’The Gangway’, ‘You Do Nothing For Me’, ‘Imagine Something Yesterday’ (New Version) and recent single ‘Beautiful Pain.’
Spoken word favourites ‘Ketamine,’ ‘Pound Land’ and ‘Artwork of Youth’ are all included on the album.
John Cooper Clarke praised the poetic writing from Jack Jones, he said: “Exceptional poetry, funny and depressing at the same time and how often can you say that?”
‘Swansea To Hornsey,’ will be available on limited edition 12” vinyl, CD, Deluxe CD and digital download.
You can see the band:
6th Liverpool – Hope & Glory Festival (The Great Exhibition Stage)
27th Reading – Festival
21st London – 229
Tickets for the London show can be found here.