Summer By The River: TRAMPOLENE, Die Twice and Pack of Animals

240815 Trampolene Pic 1 Credit Sophie Jouvenaar


Welsh eclectic indie band living either end of the M4, with No.1 indie chart albums and adrenaline filled live shows.

Trampolene formed as school friends in Swansea, honing their skills and moving to London to live the dream. With their musical drive and determination to overcome life's challenges, their albums have gone on to reach Number One in the Official Indie Breakers chart.

Although often classed as indie rock, Trampolene's musical style is an eclectic blend of guitar riffs, melodic bass and banging drums, interspersed with social commentary spoken word poetry and acoustic ballads.

They have toured the UK extensively, headlined in Europe, supported the likes of Liam Gallagher and the Libertines, building a global fanbase in the process.

The band are: Jack Jones - songwriter, singer, poet, guitarist and now published author; Wayne Thomas - bass player who has exhibited his oil paintings in Europe; Kyle “Mr Williams” - drummer, violinist and pianist who ends gigs with a cartwheel.

Die Twice

Meet Die Twice; Olly Bayton, Jake Coles, Finn Lloyd and Billy Twamley

Hailing from Exeter, alt.rock four-piece Die Twice have already amassed a dedicated following in their hometown for their explosive live shows, selling out the 500 capacity Exeter Phoenix just one year after their first gig. They are set to repeat this up and down the country in 2024 with a string of shows and festival appearances throughout the summer.

With soaring vocals, duelling guitars, funked up beats and punk rock bass, coupled with a lyricism that belies their young age, Die Twice effortlessly channel a sound that nods to their heroes of the past and present. With influences from Jeff Buckley to Zeppelin, to Arctic Monkeys, to Blues, to pop and just a hint of Math rock, Die Twice create something that is wholly their own.

Their new single ‘Paris’, out on 14 April, is the first of 6 new tracks recorded at the end of 2023 at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales, produced by Ru Lemer and mastered by Grammy Certified (Usher, Beyonce, Lil Wayne) Recording and Mix Engineer Mack Woodward.

Pack of Animals

Pack of Animals, with just over a year of experience, are quickly becoming known as a band to keep an ear out for. After selling out their debut Louisiana headline in mid-January, they quickly are becoming one of the most exciting live acts in the Bristol scene. They combine high energy mixed with a heartfelt raw honesty to create a dynamic and powerful atmosphere at their gigs. reminiscent of punk staples but reimagined as a voice for the modern-day youth.

Location: The Scoop