TRAMPOLENE New Album ‘Love No Less Than A Queen’ Released 16th July 2021
New Song ‘Gotta Do More Gotta Be More’ (Available Now
& LIVE: MANCHESTER/CARDIFF/LONDON
TRAMPOLENE release their third album ‘Love No Less Than A Queen,’ on Friday 16th July through the Strap Originals label. The album features 12 new TRAMPOLENE original songs and was produced by Mike Moore (Baxter Dury/Liam Gallagher), Richard Jackson (Super Furry Animals) & Jason Stafford (Albion Rooms) and mixed by Dave Emery (Arcade Fire/Elbow). The full tracklisting is:
- Gotta Do More Gotta Be More (2.37)
- Oh Lover (3.06)
- The Misadventures Of Lord Billy Bilo (3.02)
- No Love No Kisses (3.06)
- Remember (3.10)
- Uncle Brian’s Abattoir (2.15)
- Shoot The Lights (3.43)
- Lighter Than Paper (3.41)
- Perfect View (3.30)
- Born Again (3.28)
- Milan (3.52)
- Come Join Me In Life (3.16)
Says TRAMPOLENE main man Jack Jones: “The album was a way of me summing up my life so far. It made me search into myself and understand that life really is a gift after all and that being at peace isn’t wrong or something you don’t deserve and it actually makes things better that way.”
The new single, a mind-bending maniacal mantra‘Gotta Do More Gotta Be More’is the fourth track to be lifted from ‘Love No Less Than A Queen’ along with ‘Oh Lover,’ ‘Come Join Me In Life’ and ‘Uncle Brian’s Abattoir.’All four tracks can be streamed and downloaded immediately when you preorder ‘Love No Less Than A Queen’ https://ffm.to/lovenolessthanaqueen
Jack Jones on the songs: Gotta Do More Gotta Be More “we’re all told we can be better, we can do more. It’s not always true. Repeat it so often it becomes hypnotic and surreal and loses any sense or meaning. Then you’re free to relax and be yourself .”Oh Lover’ “started as a one-way message from a boy to a girl about their long distance love affair, but as the Pandemic became the new reality, it morphed into a song about being apart indefinitely…but now in a world that was unrecognisable and where nothing made sense and everything has changed.”
‘The Misadventures Of Lord Billy Bilo’“a nightmare narrative of things that happen when you’re asleep and your brain is occupied by twisted, weird imaginings that you are convinced are real.”‘
No Love No Kisses’ “I read an article about tower block graveyards in Japan, due to lack of space which then developed into a song about silly domestic rows with your partner.”‘
Remember’ “getting over your compulsions, mine had begun to ruin my life and damage others and they were taking away all my dreams. This is about all the people who helped me through.”
‘Uncle Brian’s Abattoir’ “came about when I was picking up my little cousin from an after school art class…she had painted a paradise where animals and humans lived in harmony but mistakenly called it an Abattoir…I found the whole thing very charming and jotted it down in my notes…So it’s about an abattoir…but not as you know it…it’s taken straight out of a child’s imagination. It has taken on another meaning for me lately as it is also about slowly going mad being stuck indoors during the Lockdown”‘
Shoot The Lights’ “being stuck in a lockdown with someone you are happy with and not wanting to leave the house and go anywhere.”
‘Lighter Than Paper’“I got the idea from an episode of ‘Desert Island Discs,’ someone’s husband had died and she was very successful and had friends all over the world that she could do anything with, but no-one she could do nothing with…it stuck with me.”‘
Perfect View’ “is about not selling yourself short – the perfect view is in your mind.”‘
Milan’ “I always wanted to call this Milan on a Comedown, another love song about fighting against having joy in my life…I always thought I was supposed to be lonely and unhappy…” ‘
Come Join Me In Life’ “a call to arms for the left behinds and the voiceless ones…don’t believe what they tell you, its your world too.”
The album also features ‘Born Again’ which is included in the soundtrack to the hugely successful digital Basketball game NBA2K.
‘Love No Less Than A Queen’ will be available on CD, cassette, digital download and 12” vinyl, including beautiful limited marble and Red variants, as well as exclusive formats and signed items.
To celebrate the release of ‘Love No Less Than A Queen,’ TRAMPOLENE have announced three shows in Manchester, Cardiff and London during August. To make sure you bagsy a ticket, https://ffm.to/lovenolessthanaqueen the new TRAMPOLENE album and get access to an exclusive pre-sale starting Wednesday 14th April at 10am. Tickets will be on general sale at 10am on Friday 16th April from http://metropolism.uk/B2KB30rDV46 The full dates are:
AUGUST18th Wednesday Manchester Deaf Institute
19th Thursday Cardiff The Globe
20th Friday London Moth Club
Jack Jones, lead singer/guitarist of TRAMPOLENE is a spoken word poet, singer and songwriter. He moonlights as lead guitarist in Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres. BBC Radio produced a documentary portrait of Jack Jones & TRAMPOLENE, entitled ’Another Swansea Poet’ in 2019. Jack writes about everyday life, his upbringing, and offers his own social commentary on the world, all delivered with a gentle Swansea lilt, reminiscent of his idol Dylan Thomas.
TRAMPOLENE have released two albums – ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ (2017) which entered the UK indie chart at no. 10 and ‘Pick A Pocket or Two’ (2018).
Jack Jones – vocals/guitar, Wayne Thomas – bass/vocals and Jay Bone – drums/vocals.