TRAMPOLENE & PETER DOHERTY are making available a new track, ‘Uncle Brian’s Abattoir,’ written and recorded during the Corona Virus Lockdown in Swansea, London & Normandy. Jack Jones from Trampolene recorded his spoken-word piece on his phone in Swansea and wired it to producer Mike Moore in London who added the music and then forwarded it to Peter Doherty in Normandy who put his vocals down on his phone and emailed it back to Mike Moore, who put it all together. ‘Uncle Brian’s Abattoir’ is released via Strap Originals/Cargo Records and is available now to stream or buy.
Trampolene singer Jack Jones: “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”
Producer, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist with Liam Gallagher, Mike Moore says of the recording: “it’s a bit like that kids’ drawing game where someone draws the head, folds the paper and passes it on. Someone else draws the body and so on. Then the reveal is the surprise to everyone involved.”
The video was edited together from footage shot on phones in The Mumbles (Jack’s home) and Etretat (Peter’s Lockdown home) by Katia de Vidas (The Puta Madres). The Artwork was painted during the Lockdown) by Trampolene bass player Wayne Thomas, who also makes a cameo appearance in the video swinging from a tree.
Check out the video for ‘Uncle Brian’s Abattoir' - BELOW:
Strap Originals was originally founded by Peter and his management last year as an imprint to release the self-titled album by Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres. In light of how the times are developing, the label is going to extend its reach to give select artists the creative support they need to get their music to a wider audience.
TRAMPOLENE have toured continuously over the last 4 years, with stand out supports for Liam Gallagher, The Libertines, Kasabian, Buzzcocks, Peter Doherty, Reverend & The Makers, The Enemy, Pretty Vicious, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Carl Barat & The Jackals. In 2018 the band played their biggest headline tour to date including a sold-out night at The Scala in London and appeared at BBC Biggest Weekend, Truck Festival, The Great Escape, Y Not, Victorious, Cotton Clouds and Kendall Calling festivals.
Jack Jones is also guitarist with Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres, who released their debut self titled album last year, which included the single ‘Paradise Is Under Your Nose’ co-written by Jack and Peter. Watch a short film, ‘All At Sea.’ shot during the making of The Puta Madres album in Étretat, France, by Roger Sargent here.
Last year Radio 4 made a documentary about Jack and Trampolene entitled Another Swansea Poet.