UK artist Alfie Templeman might fit within the boxes of Indie and Pop for category’s sake, but if anything’s for sure you can’t define greatness. And that’s exactly where you’ll find Templeman.
Earlier this month, Templeman celebrated the release of his mini album, Forever Isn’t Long Enough, which he describes as sitting somewhere between “Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tame Impala’s Currents. And with all of the grace and funkiness of any mainstay artist with a cult following, it won’t be long before Templeman transcends his ‘rising star’ status.
We recently had the chance to have a lil’ chat with Templeman as part of our Get To Know series. Now not only do we know that he is pretty damn talented, we also found out that he’s got a sense of humour to match. Check out our chat below.
How would you describe your music to your grandma?
My nan is pretty hip. I’d be like ‘ayo nan check out these dope ass tunes geeza they be funky and chill’.
Tell us about a few of your tracks; their titles and what they’re about?
Sure. ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ is about a couple things, not having enough time to fit in all the things you want to do in your life and also wishing that you could freeze time to be with the person you love forever.
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What do you love about your hometown?
It has a train station so I can get out of it.
Career highlight so far?
There’s been so many! I think playing Brixton Academy was a really special night.
Fave non-music hobby?
Watching films with my girlfriend!
What’s on your dream rider?
Tomato juice. Lots of tomato juice.
Dream music collaboration?
Todd Rundgren, he’s my musical hero and I love everything he’s done.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
As a 28 year old.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, TUNEEEE!!!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
My mum told me to try singing on my records. Cheers mum you absolute legend.
What’s one obsession you have that no one would guess after listening to your music?
PROGRESSIVE ROCK BABYYYYYYYY.