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15 year-old Bedfordshire songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alfie Templeman is sharing his debut single 'Like An Animal'. Templeman grew up in the tiny village of Carlton, where he still lives with his parents, and recorded 'Like An Animal' entirely in his bedroom out of school hours.

The single is taken from Templeman's debut EP - also 'Like An Animal' - which is being released on revered independent label Chess Club: home to and Sundara Karma and renowned for early releases from Wolf Alice, Jungle, and Mumford & Sons.

Explaining the meaning behind 'Like An Animal's down-at-heel yet subtly beautiful message, Templeman said: "It's about a man in a relationship who feels depressed every day of his life, but he can't seem to figure why he's down. His partner doesn't show empathy and support to the way he feels. There's a lack of love and care." But the lilting guitars and swooning vocals draw 'Like An Animal' to a positive conclusion with the song's protagonist moving on and owning his wellbeing.

Alfie Templeman was born in a household blessed with musical talent - his sister is a pianist and plays trumpet, his dad is a zealous collector of guitars with more than twenty instruments scattered around at home - and it was inevitable that the curious young Alfie would ask for drum lessons aged just seven years old, having taken to rock and indie music avidly. Inspired by the rolling countryside around Carlton, the skies that passed across his window at night, and the flowers that would bloom in spring on the village green, Templeman began recording snippets of guitar, bass and drums - but never vocals - which would become his first ever formative demos. It wasn't long before he'd taught himself to use more advanced studio software and in 2016, aged just 13 years-old, he decided to throw himself into bringing to life fully formed tracks - before and after his school classes and shifts helping out on building sites ("I kept having coughing fits the whole time. Never again," he adds). Adding a finishing touch - his elegant, honeyed drawl - these early forays into production have been refined right up to the present day with the release of his debut single and EP of the same name 'Like An Animal'.

Templeman plays every instrument heard on the EP and put together the whole release in his bedroom - a homage to his DIY heroes Kevin Parker and Mac Demarco. The full EP is a tantalising window into the world of a new, young British artist so precociously talented and limitlessly promising. Whether it's opener 'Yellow Flowers', full of wistful guitars and breezy vocals which bring to mind classic '70s songwriters like Harry Nilsson, or the closing track 'Your Voice', which he wrote after devouring CD after CD of '80s hits on a family road trip - each track is layered with sweet instrumentation and imagery belying his tender years.

Alfie Templeman - 'Like An Animal' EP - released on Chess Club.

1. 'Yellow Flowers'
2. 'Like An Animal'
3. 'Tea & Biscuits'
4. 'Pink Lemonade'
5. 'Your Voice'

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  • 15 Jan, 2020

    ESNS Festival 2020

    The Eurosonic Noorderslag festival begins today in Groningen, Netherlands and features many artists from the Primary Talent International roster.

    Wednesday 15th January
    ...Sorcha Richardson
    ...I SEE RIVERS
    ...Alfie Templeman

    Thursday 16th January
    ...I See Rivers
    ...Sorcha Richardson
    ...Siverbacks
    ...Korantemaa
    ...Just Mustard
    ...Bad Nerves

    Friday 17th January
    ...Charlotte Adigéry

    www.esns.nl

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  • 20 Dec, 2019

    DIY Readers Poll 2019

    DIY magazine has announced the results of it's Readers Poll 2019, which features many Primary Talent International artists:

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    ...#3: Lana Del Rey 'Norman Fucking Rockwell'
    ...#8: The Japanese House 'Good At Falling'

    SONG OF THE YEAR
    ...#1: The 1975 'People'
    ...#4: The 1975 'Frail State Of Mind'
    ...#7: Talk Show 'Fast & Loud'

    BAND OF THE YEAR
    ...#1: The 1975

    BEST PERSON IN (OR OUTSIDE OF) A BAND
    ...#2: Matty Healy

    BEST COVER VERSION
    ...#1: Lana Del Rey 'Doin' Time'
    ...#5: Beabadoobee 'Don't You (Forget About Me)'

    NEW BAND MOST LIKELY TO BE AMAZING IN 2020
    ...#1: Beabadoobee
    ...#2: Talk Show
    ...#4: Alfie Templeman

    BEST VIDEO OF 2019
    ...#1: The 1975 'People'

    BEST LIVE ACT
    ...#1: The 1975
    ...#2: Wolf Alice

    www.diymag.com/2019/12/19/readers-poll-2019-the-results

    DIY
  • 18 Dec, 2019

    110 Above Festival 2020

    The 110 Above festival takes place on Gopsall Hall Farm in Leicestershire from 13th-16th August, and will feature Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Sundara Karma
    ...Sports Team
    ...BLOXX
    ...Alfie Templeman
    ...The Pale White
    ...Larkins

    www.110above.com

    110 Above
  • 04 Dec, 2019

    DIY Magazine 'Class Of 2020'

    The new issue of DIY Magazine's 'Class of 2020' features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Beabadoobee
    ...Talk Show
    ...Alfie Templeman

    www.diymag.com/2019/12/03/diy-class-of-2020-dry-cleaning-squid-beabadoobee-december-january-issue

    DIY
  • 26 Nov, 2019

    Neighbourhood Weekender 2020

    The Neighbourhood Weekender festival in Warrington on 23rd/24th May, features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists.

    Saturday 23rd May
    ...Pale Waves
    ...Love Fame & Tragedy

    Sunday 24th May
    ...Catfish and the Bottlemen
    ...The Wombats
    ...Sundara Karma
    ...Sports Team
    ...Fickle Friends
    ...BLOXX
    ...Alfie Templeman

    www.facebook.com/NBHDWeekender

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  • 05 Nov, 2019

    Mirrors Festival 2019

    Just Mustard, Alfie Templeman & Sorcha Richardson all receive great live reviews from Camden's 'Mirrors Festival', in the NME.

    www.nme.com/reviews/live/mirrors-festival-2019-review-phoebe-bridgers-american-football-alfie-templeman-sheer-mag

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  • 04 Nov, 2019

    Mirrors Festival 2019

    Both Just Mustard & Alfie Templeman's live sets at Camden's Mirrors Festival, have been reviewed in DIY magazine.

    www.diymag.com/2019/11/04/mirrors-festival-2019-live-review

    DIY
  • 11 Sep, 2019

    Sports Team: UK Winter Tour

    Sports Team will tour the UK during the Winter, with special guest Alfie Templeman.

    www.facebook.com/sportsteamband

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  • 25 Aug, 2019

    Sunday 25th August: Reading & Leeds Festivals

    The third & final day of the Reading & Leeds Festivals, continues with these artists from the Primary Talent International roster, performing at both sites.

    Reading Festival: Sunday
    ...Mayday Parade
    ...Sundara Karma
    ...CHILDCARE
    ...Everyone You Know
    ...nothing,nowhere.
    ...Anteros
    ...Æ MAK
    ...Vistas
    ...Big Heath

    www.readingfestival.com

    Leeds Festival: Sunday
    ...Counterfeit
    ...Bad Nerves
    ...Sports Team
    ...The Japanese House
    ...Sons of Raphael
    ...D-Block Europe
    ...Bexey
    ...Aitch
    ...Belako
    ...Alfie Templeman
    ...Steel Banglez

    www.leedsfestival.com

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  • 24 Aug, 2019

    Saturday 24th August: Reading & Leeds Festivals

    The second day of the Reading and Leeds festivals, will feature The 1975 headlining in Leeds, and many other Primary Talent International artists at both sites.

    Reading Festival: Saturday
    ...Counterfeit
    ...Bad Nerves
    ...Sports Team
    ...The Japanese House
    ...Sons of Raphael
    ...D-Block Europe
    ...Bexey
    ...Aitch
    ...Belako
    ...Alfie Templeman

    www.readingfestival.com

    Leeds Festival: Saturday
    ...The 1975
    ...The Wombats
    ...You Me At Six
    ...Twin Atlantic
    ...Kawala
    ...Dave
    ...Fredo
    ...Circa Waves
    ...Pale Waves
    ...The Night Café
    ...BLOXX
    ...Bowling For Soup
    ...Puppy
    ...Patent Pending
    ...Ten Tonnes
    ...No Rome
    ...Zuzu
    ...DigDat
    ...Tiffany Calver
    ...Deno
    ...Just Banco
    ...Swimming Girls

    www.leedsfestival.com

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