Trampolene

Swansea To Hornsey (Anniversary Edition)


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Due to unprecedented demand TRAMPOLENE (the Welsh group, not the bouncy thing spelled with an ‘i’!) will re-release their classic debut album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ (Anniversary Edition) on Friday November 17th through Strap Originals. On the same day singer, guitar slinger and lead Tramp, Jack Jones, will publish his first novel, also entitled ‘Swansea To Hornsey’.

Says Jack Jones: “The album and the book is ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ as it should have been. We couldn’t find anyone to publish the book the first time round. I always wanted to give fans the ultimate experience of listening to the  album & reading my book. I was gob smacked when Peter (Doherty) said he loved the book so much he was gonna start a publishing company and put my book into the world…not something you hear every day. We edited it together as we drove across  Europe…getting to know each other even deeper. It was a magical time, and now this all feels like a surreal dream. The album has been going for silly money on eBay & fans are  always asking for it to be re-pressed…so we thought f**k it, let’s make it happen.”

‘Swansea To Hornsey’ comes in a new sleeve, or should that be old sleeve, as it was planned as the original sleeve before drummer Mr Williams went a wandering on the eve of the release, only to return to the band two years ago.

‘Swansea To Hornsey’ was recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in London’s Muswell Hill (the ‘Hornsey’ of the title) and produced by Jack Jones & engineer Josh Green and  mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Jamie T / Everything Everything). The album includes the singles ‘Alcohol Kiss’. TRAMPOLENE have released four albums - ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ (2017); ’Pick A Pocket or Two’ (2018); and two Official Independent Album Breakers No.  1’s and top 10 Independent Chart albums ’Love No Less Than A Queen’ (2021) and ‘Rules of Love & War’ (2023). Band personnel: Jack Jones - vocals/guitar, Wayne Thomas - bass/vocals and Mr Williams - drums/Keyboards/Violin/vocals. What the press said on  the original release of ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ in October 2017:

“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 (’10 Best Albums of 2017’) // “ A swaggering debut that  demands to be played loud.” GQ // “Beautifully crafted songwriting.” **** The Sun //  “Brilliant debut from indie gutter poets…these passionate postcards from the edge demand attention.” **** Q Magazine

Tracklist

1. Artwork Of Youth
2. Imagine Something Yesterday
3. Alcohol Kiss
4. Dreams So Rich, Life So Poor
5. The Gangway
6. Ketamine
7. You Do Nothing For Me
8. Primrose Hill (CD/Digital Not On Vinyl Edition)
9. The Boy That Life Forgot
10. Beautiful Pain
11. Already Older Than I Dreamed I’d Be
12. Blue Balls & A Broken Heart
13. Storm Heaven
14. Pound Land