ALFIE TEMPLEMAN SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘USED TO LOVE’ ON CHESS CLUB
October 3, 2019
“Alfie is fast proving himself ready to snatch away Rex Orange County’s crown” – DIY
“Introducing Alfie Templeman – the Bedfordshire-born teen dream winning over everyone” – Wonderland
“Templeman’s songs max on melody … he has to be one to watch closely” – The Sunday Times Culture
“a soon to be international rising star” – British Vogue
Watch the video for ‘Used To Love’ HERE
Listen to ‘Used To Love’ HERE
Talented new 16 year-old Bedfordshire artist Alfie Templeman has today unveiled ‘Used To Love’ – his stunning new single & video on Chess Club Records.
With just two official singles under his belt before ‘Used To Love’ – debut ‘Like An Animal’ and 2019 follow up ‘Stop Thinking (About Me)’ – Templeman has enjoyed a meteoric rise and cemented his place as one of U.K. indie’s brightest lights. ‘Stop Thinking (About Me)’ won the hearts of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Jack Saunders – who made the single his ‘Tune of the Week’, as he did with ‘Like An Animal’ – and Radio X who added the track to their Evening playlist. The track was on regular rotation at BBC Radio 1 and on the eve of his high school prom and theSunday Morning Cereal EP release, Templeman was invited in by Saunders to select the playlist for his Indie House Party feature: a slot previously filled by Metronomy, Hot Chip, and Two Door Cinema Club.
Previously handpicked by Apple from a global shortlist of rising artists to front their #shotoniphone campaign earlier this year, Templeman has now been announced as a YouTube Foundry artist (following in the footsteps of Dua Lipa and Rosalia) with 60ft billboards bearing his image springing up in New York’s Times Square and in Los Angeles.
Templeman, who began playing drums at just seven years-old and taught himself guitar, bass and production aged 13, has drawn praise from tastemakers at radio and national press (including The Sunday Times and The Observer) alike; gathering huge momentum resulting in a BBC Radio 1 playlisting at the first time of asking (‘Like An Animal’) and a place in annual ones to watch polls everywhere from NME to British Vogue. Most recently, Templeman was lauded as one of The Line Of Best Fit’s ‘On The Rise’ newcomers, a Dork ‘HYPE’ act and a DIY ‘Neu’ artist. Templeman has performed sessions live from the legendary Maida Vale studios for BBC Introducing – broadcasting on Jack Saunders’ Radio 1 Indie Show in February this year – and for BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq during Independent Venue Week. While John Kennedy and Matt Wilkinson – on Radio X and Beats1 respectively – have also been fervent supporters of ‘Like An Animal’ and ‘Stop Thinking (About Me)’
With his GCSEs now over and high school already a distant memory, Templeman can focus fully on touring his raucous live show and honing his craft as a stellar young songwriting talent, while reflecting on an exhilarating first full year on Chess Club in which he made his first ever London appearance at the legendary Brixton O2 Academy (supporting labelmates Sundara Karma), played a brace of one-in, one-out shows at The Great Escape in May and graced the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds this summer: cementing his reputation as a genuinely thrilling emerging artist and a true one to watch.
See Alfie Templeman live at the following dates:
2 October | Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
2 November | Mirrors Festival, London
17 November | The Thekla, Bristol*
18 November | Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich*
20 November | The Loft, Southampton*
21 November| O2 Academy, Birmingham*
22 November | The Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells*
24 November | The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham*
25 November | The Riverside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne*
27 November | King Tuts, Glasgow*
28 November | Wardrobe, Leeds*
29 November | East Village Arts Club, Liverpool*
4 December | The Portland Arms, Cambridge*
5 December | O2 Forum, Kentish Town*
*supporting Sports Team
Alfie Templeman – Used To Love – out now on Chess Club