Only The Poets Share New Single “Jump!”

Only The Poets, recently shared their new single, “Jump!.” The track was Produced by King Ed (Baby Queen, Dylan) and mixed by Dan Grech (Vaccines, Liam Gallagher). “Jump!’ is now available via EMI records and Dsps.

“So if you’re gonna run, I’ll run with you/ Falling off the edge of the deep blue/ My mother always warned me when I was young/ But if you’re gonna jump I’ll jump in too,” singer Tommy Longhurst promises. The band share, “‘JUMP!’ is about all the times when you need to follow your heart and not your head. Too often in life we don’t take the leap, always wondering about potential problems and over thinking. It’s a song all about being completely unapologetic about jumping into something new and exciting, whatever that might be.”

Comprised of Longhurst, bassist Andy “Roo” Burge, guitarist Clem Cherry and drummer Marcus Yates, the Reading four-piece have established themselves as one of the UK’s biggest emerging live acts in just a few short years. Unsigned until recently, the band’s DIY ethos saw them build things from the ground up, playing student house parties, pub circuits and small venues to selling out 1,600-capacity venues in the UK and across Europe.

“We did it the old school way,” Lockhurst says. “We all come from hard-working backgrounds, and we understand you have to put the work in. So building a fanbase through live shows just made sense. We’d drive up to Stockton-on-Tees and play in front of two people or get booked for tiny festivals, whenever we could play we would. Even though initially the rooms were small, for us to be playing music together was just an amazing feeling. And then when you start to see it building it all becomes a hundred times more intense.”

Growing up in Reading and nearby Banbury, the Reading Festival loomed over the band, dropping an annual hint (notably witnessing Arctic Monkeys’ first headline slot) that a “small town existence” wasn’t the only option thanks to music. They began creating their own songs, Longhurst’s autobiographical lyrical honesty and raw feelings combined with big horizon-filling melodies inspired by 90’s British indie instantly connected with audiences.

Additional dates have already been added in Prague and Warsaw. The tour culminates in London on May May 3 for their headline show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.

Only The Poets 2023 Tour Dates

April 11 – Palladium – Warsaw
April 12 – Palladium – Warsaw
April 15 – Simmcity – Vienna – SOLD OUT
April 16 – Roxy – Prague
April 17 – Roxy – Prague
April 18 – Metropol – Berlin
April 20 – Essigf Afrik – Cologne
April 21 – Melkweg Max – Amsterdam – SOLD OUT
April 23 – Trix – Antwerp
May 3 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London

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