Bella Union have signed Australian quintet THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON whose debut album Rookie will be releasedMay 13th.
The Trouble With Templeton is the creation of singer/songwriter Thomas Calder, a 23-year-old wunderkind who formed the band in 2011. The following year saw TTWT expand to a 5-piece, the new members complimenting Calder’s emotive vocals and songwriting with a collaborative, self-assured sound.
With their debut release The Trouble With Templeton have crafted a record full of warmth and heart. “The only prerequisite we had going in was that if we loved the song and we believe in it, then we were going to record it,” says Thomas. “The element of surprise is something we really enjoy in music, something we’re always shooting for. You don’t want to know where a song is going from the first two lines.”As a result, the album is a whirling dervish of moods and colours, of tempos and genres, melodies and layers, tackling concepts behind relationships and the way unique human narratives emerge from different viewpoints. “It’s held together by something undefinable,” reckons Thomas. “For me it’s a whole kaleidoscope of sounds and genres, but there’s something holding it together, and that’s us as a band.”
Before signing to Bella Union, The Trouble With Templeton released the single ‘Six Months In A Cast’ on the Communion label, the video of which can be viewed HERE.
Rookie will be released May 13th on Bella Union.
“Rookie” Track Listing:
1. Whimpering Child
2. You are New
3. Heavy Lifting
4. Like A Kid
5. Six Months In A Cast
7. I Recorded You
8. Flowers In Bloom
9. Secret Pastures