NME Festival blog: What’s Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Alfie Templeman

Every week, we’re going to be introducing you to a brand new artist we’re going for mad for here at NME Towers via our ego-busting new Q&A, What’s Your Band Called, Mate? This week Bedfordshire’s Alfie Templeman sounding like Rex Orange County, Jesus and why they’re here to just wind you up.

What’s your band called, mate?

“One of us is more important than the other 3 and he decided he’d name the band after himself. So, we’re called Alfie Templeman and we’re from Bedfordshire.”

We are…

“Jacob Wing – drums

Jos Shepherd – guitar/vocals

Alex Upex- bass

Alfie Templeman- guitar/vocals”

What do you sound like?

“Rex Orange County if a restaurant got his order wrong. Oh, and Mac Demarco. Love that guy.

Are you any good (honestly)?

“Depends how much bee lemonade we drink before our gigs.”

What’s your best song?

“‘Stop Thinking (About Me)’, it’s a groovy one.”

What’s been your most memorable gig?

“Nottingham Rescue Rooms was so so good. What a great venue!”

Tell us something really interesting about you, that isn’t to do with music.

“Alex thinks he isn’t ginger. “

We said really interesting…

“Alex is ginger.”

What’s your karaoke song?

“‘Supersonic’ by Oasis. BANGER!!!!!”

Scenario: We’ve given you a shit load of money to make a big budget video – what do you do with it?

“Buy some spam macadamia nuts, a wine lanyard and a fat magnet.

(It makes 0 sense m8, I just looked up pointless things to buy.)”

What do you want to achieve with your music?

“Hopefully annoy a few people.”

If your tourbus was hanging over the edge of a cliff and you needed to throw out one band member as ballast, which member would it be and why?

“Jacob cause he always asks me for money and it’s a bit annoying. “

Fill in the blanks: 

“When you listen to our music, it feels like Jesus is coming to your town.”

 If your band had ‘stans’ (superfans, like Katy Perry’s Kitty Cats or Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters), what would the name for them be?

“Templestans or Templefans. PS they both exist.”

Where can we see you next?

“Hopefully not Jobcentre plus.”

What do you want to happen at your last ever show?

“We’d like 18 naked cowboys on stage with us.”

Any final words?

“Ta and see yer on the road real soon!”

Alfie Templeman’s new single ‘Stop Thinking (About Me)’ is out now


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