Interview with : Jack Jones of Trampolene from a recording studio in London,
Updated on: 04 Nov 2015
There's a chance you will already have heard of Welsh band Trampolene, named after the mispelled Julian Cope song, but here's something for anyone who hasn't.
Fronted by Jack Jones of Swansea, the band have relocated to London and are releasing a new pocket album collection made up of an EP and a poem by Jones.
They just had their first day airplay on Radio 1, for the track "It's Not Rock And Roll". Jones tells me he had no idea it was going to happen: he was picking his mum up from the coach station when it came on the radio (she didn't recognise his voice at first).
The band also recently released a video for "No One's Got Love Like We Got", a spontaneous, touching jaunt with Jones and bassist/vocalist Wayne Thomas after their drummer Rob Steele left his passport in Wales.
As you'd expect for a man hailing from the ugly, lovely town, Jones has a kind of raw, unpolished talent that appears in a Liam Gallagher-esque sneer and swagger, backed by squealing guitar riffs.
Q&A with Jack Jones of Trampolene from a recording studio in London
Which artists are you listening to at the moment?
"Stormzy. But then the night before I was listening to Beethoven. That probably says a lot. [He wanders over to his car to take a look at the CDs inside] I've been listening to… The Jam singles… Of course I've got the Julian Cope greatest hits here… because we got our name from the Julian Cope song… I haven't actually got the key to my car so I'm just standing outside looking at it… people probably think I'm going to rob it..."
How do your live sets work?
"When we first started I'd do a poem, and people would shout 'when are you going to play the guitar?' and so I'd do the song and someone would shout… 'when are you going to do a poem?' But they're starting to get it now. It ebbs and flows."