The ups and downs of Trampoline

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The highs and lows of Trampolene will be played out at Bedford Esquires on Saturday night.

The indie rock ‘buzz’ mob of the moment spent 2015 touring relentlessly – taking up support slots with The Buzzcocks, Reverend and the Makers, The Enemy and Carl Barat & the Jackals.

Barat – and that other musical cohort Pete Doherty – invited Trampolene frontman Jack Jones aboard their sell-out arena tour at the start of the year too.

It meant that the Swansea ‘dole-queue daydreamer’ got to deliver two special poems Ketamine and Pound Land, before welcoming the Libertines to the stage to an audience of 20,000.

That’s a tasty exchange.

When the quite brilliant Tom Hardy was nominated for an Oscar this year, our ‘Tramps’ set about writing a new single to celebrate, cunningly titled Tom Hardy.

They said it was ‘a hideous paean to a mythical star’s mind-boggling achievements and was inspired by the idle boasts of Jack’s school friend in Swansea...’

Support at the Bedford gig is coming from Timeless Lizards and tickets are six quid in advance.

Head to www.seetickets.com

> A year or so back and The Smyths sold-out Esquires with their tribute to, erm, The Smiths.

Nw they return, this time to play the album The Queen is Dead in its entirety.

It’s not as random as you might think, either.

In 2016, the album NME once declared as ‘the greatest of all time’ is 30 years old.

Awesome slices of sound like I Know it’s Over, Big Mouth Strikes Again and the beautifully tragic There Is A Light That Never Goes Out will fill the venue at Friday’s show.

Tickets are £12.50 in advance through www.seetickets.com