Trampolene – Thinking Again

Swansea wonders Trampolene have made it back for a fourth album, and to launch it Jack Jones and his saturnalian squad have put out into the world the brand new single ‘Thinking Again’, an oblique bluesy salutation to the everyday arduous quandary of making a decision, then remaking that decision, then remaking that decision, and the anxiety that comes with the indecision of it all.

Built on top of a tenacious bassline, the disquiet is made ever greater with building guitar strums, intensive drum beats, wistful backing vocals and cyclical, unsettling lyrical imagery: “red mud, black flood, warming us up in cold blood”. Another solid anthem for the Trampolene canon, ready-made to be chanted back to the band by rooms full of eager devotees at a venue near you shortly.

‘Thinking Again’ is the first single from Trampolene’s upcoming fourth album ‘Rules Of Love & War’, due to be released on Strap Originals records on 17th March 2023. You can pre-order the LP now in all it’s wonderful formats. The album’s tracklist will look something like the below:

1. And Still Blood Has No Nationality
2. Thinking Again
3. Alexandra Palace
4. Sort Me Out
5. I’m Not Your Man… Maybe
6. Lena Lullaby
7. Rules Of Love & War
8. Silhouette In Blue
9. Litany Of Council House Mistakes
10. Money
11. Die & Live
12. My Love Elusive Yet

Trampolene are also going on two tours.

One on Independent Venues Week:
30th January 2023 – Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda
1st February 2023 – Bedford – Esquires
2nd February 2023 – St Albans – The Horn
3rd February 2023 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
4th February 2023 – Milton Keynes – The Crauford Arms
5th February 2023 – York – The Fulford Arms

And an April tour:
7th April 2023 – Glasgow – The Garage (Attic)
8th April 2023 – Newcastle – Cluny 2
11th April 2023 – Nottingham – The Bodega Social Club
12th April 2023 – Manchester – Yes (The Pink Room)
13th April 2023 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
14th April 2023 – Bristol – Rough Trade
15th April 2023 – Swansea – The Bunkhouse
20th April 2023 – London – The 100 Club

‘Thinking Again’ also has an utterly brilliantly bonkers video about an old fella who won’t do the dishes and who has lost his charizard shiny. You can watch it below:

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