THEY’VE just released their debut album and will support superstar Liam Gallagher next month, so now was an exciting time to see rising Welsh stars Trampolene’s first appearance in Southampton.

And the Talking Heads show was a homecoming of sorts for frontman Jack Jones who has close connections with the city.

He said: “ My old man’s a Southampton boy and my grandmother still lives here over the river in Woolston. Being able to pop in and visit her for a few hours today was one of the reasons we added this gig onto our tour at the last minute.”

And coming to see family isn’t the only favourite memory Jack has of Southampton.

“After my parents split-up, I used to come to see my Dad here and he always used to take me to The Dell to watch Matt Le Tissier who was a hero of mine. I was at the final game in 2001 when he scored the last competitive goal there - his volley on the turn in the final minutes against Arsenal - and, like a lot of fans, I have one of the seats from the old ground in my house.

“I’ve also one of the fans’ bricks on the front concourse at St Mary’s. Look out for the Jack Jones inscription when you’re at the next home game.

“Funnily enough, watching Matt Le Tissier made me feel that I wanted to be able to give that sort of magic and inspiration to people too, but I didn’t know how that could be possible until I started writing and performing."

Last month Trampolene received a huge endorsement when they were revealed as support for Liam Gallagher on his huge UK arena tour next month.

The band’s first album Swansea to Hornsey tells the story of growing up in Swansea before the hotly-tipped threesome moved to London.