NEW ALFIE TEMPLEMAN // SHADY
November 10, 2020
NEW TRACK ‘SHADY’ OUT NOW ON CHESS CLUB RECORDS – CO-PRODUCED WITH JUNGLE’S TOM MCFARLAND
50 MILLION CAREER STREAMS TO DATE
200+ X RADIO 1 PLAYS TO DATE
CURRENT SINGLE “FOREVER ISN’T LONG ENOUGH” GREG JAMES’ TUNE OF THE WEEK ON R1
TIPPED BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE OBSERVER, VOGUE AND INCLUDED IN VEVO* & MTV’S* “ONES TO WATCH” FOR 2021 (*EMBARGOED)
Listen to ‘Shady’ HERE
17 year old rising star Alfie Templeman has today continued his outstanding and prolific run of form in 2020 with the release of brand new track ‘Shady’ – which was co-produced with Jungle’s Tom McFarland – on Chess Club Records.
Templeman’s riotous single ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ is also currently Greg James’ Tune Of The Week on BBC Radio 1. To top it off, Templeman has announced an additional London date on his spring 2021 debut headline tour, at London’s Camden Assembly on 3 May, having sold out the first date (4 May) in a matter of hours. Tickets for Templeman’s headline tour are on general sale now and available HERE.
2020 has proved a breakthrough year for Alfie Templeman, ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio 1 – his third consecutive Hottest Record – in September, following his first two Radio 1 playlist adds earlier in the year for ‘Happiness In Liquid Form’ and ‘Obvious Guy’. ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’, with its undeniably catchy funk groove and disco rhythms, was met with rapturous praise from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit (“Alfie Templeman continues to dominate the indie scene”) CLASH (“the rising songwriter seems to have that knack of combining fizzing, sugar-sweet melodies with an emotional pang, a kind of addictive melancholy”), Dork (“the latest offering from the seventeen year-old pop prodigy, as he continues a rapid ascent to the very top”), NME, DIY, and Gigwise amongst others. Templeman was recently revealed as one of the artists featured on the soundtrack to FIFA 21, and also graced the front cover of Dork Magazine’s October issue with further features in The Telegraph, Loud And Quiet and Notion. Templeman has also just surpassed the 50,000,000 cumulative streams mark across his releases and has over 1,000,000 monthly listeners, cementing his position as UK indie’s brightest light and most meteoric risers in recent memory.
Aside from BBC Radio 1 (where he has amassed over 200 plays), Bedfordshire-born Templeman has enjoyed support from BBC Radio 2, BBC 5Live, BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X, Beats 1, and more, helping to grow his global fanbase past the 100k mark on Instagram since his first post in 2019 alone. Triple J in Australia have also been hugely supportive: ‘Happiness In Liquid Form’, ‘Things I Thought Were Mine’ and ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ were all daytime playlisted, and ‘TITWM’ was the #1 most played track on the network in August. “Forever Isn’t Long Enough” is also playlisted at radio in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Austria and his previous single “Happiness In Liquid Form” remains in the Top 40 at Italian Radio. Both “Happiness In Liquid Form” and “Obvious Guy” entered the Music Movers Europe Chart at #2 and #8 respectively and were both in the Top 10 concurrently.
Alfie Templeman was handpicked by Apple from a global shortlist of rising artists to front their #shotoniphone campaign last year – the coinciding music video for ‘Stop Thinking (About Me)’ has now amassed over 3 million views – and was chosen by YouTube Music to be a worldwide ‘Foundry Artist’ in 2020, following in the footsteps of artists such as Dua Lipa and Rosalia, featuring on 90 foot billboards in Times Square in NYC and Central LA. In February this year, Templeman was H&M Artist of the Month in the UK, with accompanying store visuals and playlist support.
Alfie is also co-writing and producing for other artists including Chloe Moriando in the USA – any exciting artist projects coming up that you’d like Alfie to sprinkle some magic on please let me know.
Praise for Alfie Templeman’s Happiness In Liquid Form EP
“Gloriously eclectic and infused with unstoppable fun, this is his ‘moment’”
“Bursting with indie-pop goodness, happiness in aural form”
“An eclectic and poptastic EP that sees the 17-year-old Bedfordshire singer/songwriter sounding bigger, bolder and brighter”
“prime provider of a soundtrack for a socially distanced summer”
The London Evening Standard
“This Bedfordshire lad serves up sweet and easy pop with a solid groove and a light heart”
“Sugary indie-pop for the summer we should all be having”
“The teenager has tapped into something incredibly endearing”
“Alfie Templeman continues his reign over the indie landscape”
The Line Of Best Fit
“The prodigal songwriter has a knack for unleashing superb indie bangers”
“Underlying odes to disco, expect guitars that release a chasm of colour and an irresistible bass line”
See Alfie Templeman live in 2021:
Apr 22 | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Apr 25 | Rough Trade, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 | King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Apr 28 | Night & Day, Manchester
Apr 29 | The Bodega, Nottingham
May 3 | Camden Assembly, London (NEW DATE)
May 4 | Camden Assembly, London (SOLD OUT)
Alfie Templeman – Shady – out 10/11/2020 on Chess Club