Thursday, July 25, 2024

Templeton Pek Return

Five years since their fifth studio album, Watching The World Come Undone, Birmingham-based alt punks Templeton Pek release new single ‘Perfect Storm’.

“We chose ‘Perfect Storm’ for the first release from a new batch of material as it’s pretty fitting considering we have been away for a while, and I think everyone can relate to the message given the events that have taken place recently,” said the band.

“It’s about riding through a crisis, and how going through that can actually be a positive thing and a perfect tool for change. But, on the flip side it can also allow the corrupt to take advantage whilst offering a smokescreen to distract from their exploits.“

The song was written, recorded, mixed and mastered entirely in the UK. “We recorded in our hometown of Birmingham at Vada Studios over a year period, under the guidance of producer/mixer George Perks (Enter Shikari, Skindred) and mastered at the legendary Metropolis Studios London by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin,“ the band added.

Could this be a thinly veiled barb directed at the despicable behaviour of certain publicly schooled leaders taking advantage of a crisis, benefiting from it, whilst facing zero repercussions?… or is it just a song about the weather? You decide. Either way, we wanted to take our time, come back stronger, have something to say and deliver the best songs we possibly could. So, welcome to the new storm…There are more coming on the horizon!”

Founded in 2005, Templeton Pek draw influences from their anger at a shift in the worlds political landscape. The band has shared stages with The Offspring, Rise Against, Bad Religion and Sum 41, among others touring mainland Europe and the UK.

‘Perfect Storm’ is available via all digital streaming services here, alongside a new lyric video you can check out here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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