“Broken” By Alfie Templeman

"Broken" by Alfie Templeman is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is now available via Chess Club Records and to stream
Alfie Templeman photo by Lillie Eiger

Uk artist Alfie Templeman, recently announced his debut album Mellow Moon, inspired by modern influences like Steve Lacy, Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, as well as Templeman’s constant cosmic guide Todd Rundgren, will drop on May 27, 2022 via Chess Club Records/AWAL, ahead of the release, he has shared the album track “Broken.”

Templeman began the earliest period of the pandemic shielding due to a respiratory issue first identified in childhood. Having found himself feeling “very low” he sought help and began taking antidepressants as he attempted to deal with his anxiety. Alfie hasn’t spoken much about his mental health in the past but felt that to ignore such a significant moment in his life, finally seeking help for the anxiety he’d contended with his whole life, would be hiding something of himself. “I think people assume that I’m this easy, outgoing person but there’s actually a lot more layers to me and this record shows that,” he says. “Writing songs like ‘Broken’, ‘Take Some Time Away’ and ‘Mellow Moon’ were like therapy. It was me asking ‘What’s wrong with me?’ and ‘How am I going to get better?’ Just figuring things out in real time. I had therapy but there were still things unresolved in my mind. So I turned to music for the answers.”

It was only by embracing honesty and moving past the fear of failure that one of the U.K.’s most exciting and distinctive new songwriters could move forwards. “I’m being really open for the first time about where I’m at mentally. Overcoming that felt life changing.” He was also able to call on regular collaborators Tom McFarland (Jungle), Justin Young (The Vaccines), Will Bloomfield, and Rob Milton.

Alfie Templeman 2022 Tour Dates

1. A Western
2. You’re A Liar
3. Broken
4. Folding Mountains
5. 3D Feelings
6. Candyfloss
7. Best Feeling
8. Do It
9. Colour Me Blue
10. Galaxy
11. Leaving Today
12. Take Some Time Away
13. Mellow Moon
14. Just Below The Above

Alfie Templeman 2022 Tour Dates

Mar 2 | The Cluny, Newcastle* SOLD OUT
Mar 3 | Saint Luke’s, Glasgow*
Mar 4| Brudenell Social Club, Leeds* SOLD OUT
Mar 5 | Gorilla, Manchester* SOLD OUT
Mar 8 | Leadmill, Sheffield*
Mar 9 | Rescue Rooms, Nottingham* SOLD OUT
Mar 10 | O2 Institute, Birmingham*
Mar 11 | Thekla, Bristol* SOLD OUT
Mar 12 | Patterns, Brighton* SOLD OUT
Mar 16 | O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London*
Mar 18 | The Academy, Dublin*
Mar 24 | Le Pop Up!, Paris^
Mar 25 | YUCA, Cologne^
Mar 26 | Paradiso, Amsterdam
Mar 28 | Ancienne Belgique, Brussels^
Mar 29 | Molotow, Hamburg^
Mar 30 | Kantine am Berghain, Berlin^
Mar 31 | Kranhalle, Munich^
Apr 30 – May 1 | Sound City Festival, Liverpool
Jul 21 – 24 | Truck Festival, Steventon
Jul 28 – 31 | Kendall Calling Festival, Penrith
Jul 29 – 31 | Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
Aug 11 – 14 | 110 Above Festival, Atherstone

*with support from Pixey
^with support from Karin Ann

Pre-order Mellow Moon by Alfie Templeman HERE