Swansea City Rockers TRAMPOLENE bounce back into view with a new single ‘Hard Times For Dreamers’ through Mi7 Records on Friday 27th April.
Written by boss Tramp Jack Jones, ‘Hard Times For Dreamers’ was recorded in January at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in London’s Muswell Hill and produced and mixed by Josh Green (Peter Perrett, Ray Davies, Kathryn Williams).
The single, which was premiered by Phil Taggart on Radio One last night, is available now from: https://tinyurl.com/iTunesHardTimesForDreamers
”I remember catching the 3A or 2B bus into town every Saturday to doss around with my friends. We’d maybe bunk into the cinema or push each other off the high diving board at the swimming pool… anything to beat the boredom. The buses back home were about as regular as Halley’s comet so I had plenty of time to ponder the universe. There was a really lovely, but mad, old lady selling The Evening Post and she used to shout ‘Soooo Soooo Get Your Evening Post’…and it stuck in my head. The origin of ‘Hard Times For Dreamers’ comes from that time. It’s a kind of love song in some ways as well…not sure who to, mind …maybe to our way of life…fans…or my wife, who I haven’t met yet.” Jack Jones
Fresh from supporting Liam Gallagher on his arena tour in December, TRAMPOLENE, who released their critically lauded debut LP ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ at the end of last year, have announced a twelve- date UK tour for April and their biggest London show to date at The Scala on 9th May. The band will also be performing two shows at The Great Escape (including a Welsh showcase curated by Horizons) and Cwmafan Music Festival (Afan Valley) in May.
Tickets for the headline shows are priced at £8:00 ADV / £10:00 OTD for all shows except London £10:00 ADV / £12:00 OTD and are available from: www.thisfeeling.co.uk
The full tour dates are:
10th Plymouth The Junction
11th Brighton Hope & Ruin
12th Bristol The Exchange
13th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
14th Birmingham Actress & Bishop
18th Liverpool EBGB’s
19th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
20th Glasgow Broadcast
21st Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
26th Manchester Night & Day
27th Blackpool Bootleg Social
28th Sheffield The Harley
9th London Scala
17th-19th Brighton The Great Escape
26th Port Talbot Cwmafan Music Festival
Trampolene recently recorded a BBC Radio One Maida Vale session for Huw Stephens which will be broadcast w/c 26th March. Trampolene’s album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ is available to stream and buy from: https://lnk.to/SwanseatoHornsey
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. Jack also plays lead guitar in Peter Doherty’s touring band The Puta Madres.
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY ABOUT TRAMPOLENE:
“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” ****
“A swaggering debut that demands to be played loud.”
“Beautifully crafted songwriting.” ****