The Libertines record new song for tour poet’s band

Trampolene’s ‘To Be A Libertine’ features all four Libs

The Libertines guest on a new spoken-word song by their tour poet Jack Jones’ band Trampolene.

‘To Be A Libertine’ features contributions from all four of The Libertines as well as some of their fans. It follows Trampolene singer Jones performing poetry at The Libertines’ arena tour in February, as well as playing guitar on Pete Doherty’s solo tour in May.


‘To Be A Libertine’ features on Trampolene’s new mini-album ‘Pocket Album Four’. Released on August 12, it also features new single ‘The Gangway’ and past single ‘Tom Hardy’ as well as a cover of The Cure’s ‘Friday In Love’. The fifth song is ‘Letting You Down’.

The album was recorded at Konk, the London studio owned by former Kinks singer Ray Davies and was produced by Jones with Wild Beasts/Madness producer Josh Green.

Trampolene play at Tramlines, Y Not, Kendal Calling and Party In The Pines festival, while Jones plays solo at Latitude and Kazoopa festivals. There are also headline dates.

Doherty recently told NME that The Libertines may play a show in South America this year, though he admitted: “I’m always the last to know.”

Trampolene will play:
Preston Ferret (July 9)
Dundee Buskers (August 12)
Leeds Belgrave Hall (This Feeling night) (13)
Plymouth Hub (19)
Redruth Charlie’s Bar (20)
Swansea Scene (September 30)
Leeds Verve (October 28)
Manchester Gullivers (29)