At 21 James Baxter was travelling across the United States, spending time in studios from Albuquerque to Los Angeles, taking influence from the deserts and wilderness of the Mid West and West Coast.
Returning to the U.K, James brought back big influences from across the Atlantic, and blended them with his British-born idols. With nods to the likes of James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, this Southampton songwriter is set to showcase the technicolour melody and incessant lyricism of his album in waiting.
Formed in 2015, The Dead Freights are an indie rock’n’roll band from Southampton, UK. Consisting of frontmen Charlie James and Robert Franklin, bassist Robby Spencer and drummer Louis Duarte.
Dual harmonies, with a redolence of a Lennon/McCartney partnering, strut over crunchy, melodic guitars twinned with a powerfully tight rhythm section. The Dead Freights prowl any stage with a classic, contagious rock’n’roll attitude and a strong arsenal of suggestive, driving anthems.
After playing in and around the UK for three years, the band signed to indie label Mi7 Records in mid-2018. They recorded at Abbey Road studios in late-2018 and released their debut single “Reason & Walls”. They were named “Big In 2019” by This Feeling.
Trampolene have toured continuously over the last 2 years, with stand out supports with The Libertines, Buzzcocks, Peter Doherty, Reverend & The Makers, The Enemy, Pretty Vicious, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Carl Barat & The Jackals.
Trampolene performed at the Isle of Wight Festival (headlining The Jack Rocks/This Feeling Stage), The Great Escape, Tramlines, Y Not, Hope & Glory and Reading Festivals this summer.