Debut album JACK JONES 20th September

UK tour 2nd-16th November

Having established himself as a guitar slinging matinee idol fronting Welsh riot starters Trampolene and riding shotgun in Peter Doherty’s band the Puta Madres, Jack Jones releases a new single Breathe through Strap Originals on 12th June, which received its first play on Huw Stephens BBC6 Music show last night,  is taken from Jack’s debut solo album ‘Jack Jones’ released on Friday September 20th, followed by a UK headline tour in November.

For this album Jack Jones has put away his guitar and embraced a fresh and highly contemporary sound in which to couch his hard-hitting state of the nation poems of existential fear and loathing.  His lyrics tackle many of today’s burning issues: mental health, drug addiction, mortality, and the tortuous demands of technology. There’s also joy and hope in there. With some of his catchiest tunes so far, it’s a record that’ll both open up this natural-born star to untapped audiences, and reveal hidden depths to those already ‘on the team’. 

Jack Jones says of Breathe

Im sure we all try to slay the beast, conquer the madman and feed the angel living inside us. But I think you can only abuse the body and the mind for so long before it says No More!” And it humbles you. Thats when you have to make a choice. Is it the end or the beginning? The idea of this song was written after my first panic attack – at a time when I didnt care about having a career in music or even being a writer anymore, I just prayed to be okay and to make it through the day. Luckily, sometimes, out of the darkest places, glimmers can appear, and thats what this song is…a chapter of resilience, finding a way to keep going, finding a way to believe in a future, finding a way to BREATHE. It saved me and I would hope it may help others too.”

For the Breathe video Jack Jones decided to go into training to be the first Welsh astronaut, his trip to the moon (in his head) is planned for the first half of the 21st Century. The video was directed by filmmaker Barnaby Fairley,  Jack adds: Who wouldnt want to roam the streets of London in a space suit…it felt weirdly freeing.” 

The album is available on vinyl in multiple colour formats, CD and digital download and was co-written, produced and mixed by Adam French. Also available will be Jack Jones’s new book ‘Tour Diaries’ Volume 1 featuring Jack’s time with Trampolene, The Libertines and Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres. Pre-order the album and book here:

Jack Jones is a compulsive wordsmith, an obsessive jotter-down of phrases, and weird things that people say. Across three studio albums and a hatful of singles and EPs since 2013, his work with TRAMPOLENE has always drawn from this humungous, ever-accumulating verbal resource. On his own, he has also published a novel (2023’s ‘Swansea to Hornsey’) and recited poems and delivered spoken-word onstage.

The new direction arose out of an introduction to Mancunian artist/producer/songwriter/laptop warrior Adam French. For Jones, French’s way of composing and recording was like being teleported into a parallel dimension. 

To coincide with the release Jack Jones has announced the following live shows in November, along with a performance at Glastonbury in June. Tickets for the November Tour are on presale now  and go on general sale on Friday 14th June at 10am: The full dates are:


30th SUN Pilton – Glastonbury (Left Field Stage)


2nd SAT  Glasgow – The Poetry Club SWG3

3rd SUN Liverpool – Jacaranda

6th WED North Shields – Three Tanners Bank

7th THU  Manchester – YES Basement

8th FRI  Cambridge – The Six Six Bar

9th SAT Shrewsbury – Albert & Co Frankville

13th WED Bristol – The Exchange

14th  THU London – Old Blue Last 

15th FRI Swansea – Bunkhouse 

16th SAT Cardiff – The Moon 

Jack Jones also plays the following shows over the summer with TRAMPOLENE: Glastonbury Festival  (28th June), City Summer by the River  in London (August 15th) , Y Festival in Ross On Wye (25th August) and Fairwood Festival in the Gower Peninsula (September 7th).

Much like the first Specials album at the turn of the 1980s, you can imagine ‘Jack Jones’ being useful to youngsters in 2024 trying to navigate the problems of today – swap birth control and street violence for mindless hedonism and mental-health struggles, and you have an equally bold and connective roadmap to the pitfalls of contemporary young-adult living. 

Jack Jones has enjoyed Top 10 success with TRAMPOLENE on the Independent Album Charts with three Top 10 Albums, hit the road as special guest to Liam Gallagher at the personal request of the iconic frontman, supported The Libertines on an Arena Tour as ‘Tour Poet’ and had the honour of being the first act to headline Swansea Arena.