The Bedfordian is set to support Sports Team on their biggest UK tour yet too
Elli Chappelhow
11:29 3rd October 2019

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As the darker evenings are drawing in, let a little bit of light in and listen to the new song from Alfie Templeman. ‘Used To Love’ is a snappy, quasi-R&B tinged indie tune, breezily uplifting and yearning in the fact that it captures the hopes, dreams and worries of youth. Twinkling synths add a disco-dreamy quality, and bubblegum-pop hooks fulfil the sweet-tooth cravings of the avid bedroom-pop fan. 

Now that he’s got his GCSEs over and done with, Alfie can focus on the next steps as an artist. Explaining how the new single came together, Templeman said, “I had my first writing session with Kid Harpoon in summer 2019. We came up with a really interesting riff and six hours later it was a record named ‘Used To Love’. The experience opened my eyes to a whole new dimension of songwriting, how other people approached words and melody. It came together so quickly and effortlessly as we were both on the same page.”

Today, he has also shared the visuals to accompany the track, a wholesome portrait of Saturdays spent frolicking around in parks and playing around on various forms of wheeled transportation, directed by Harvey Frost. See for yourself here:

Templeman is a force to be reckoned with. After teaching himself how to produce and record at the age of thirteen, signing to Chess Club and releasing his debut EP aged 15, there’s no stopping this ambitious singer-songwriter. His star continues its ascendancy after having been announced as Sports Team’s main support on their biggest UK tour yet.

If you need to have a little bit of an escape from the heavier stuff, Templeman’s tracks are a surefire antidote. The songwriting is innocently pure in its simplicity, and feels very natural, it’s almost like it flows out of him. He’s making this music not to be clever, or to change the world, but because it’s what he knows best. He’s going with the flow and seeing where the tide takes him - and by the looks of things, onto bigger places. 

See Alfie Templeman live at the following dates:

02 - London, Mirrors Festival
17 - Bristol, The Thekla (w/Sports Team)
18 - Norwich, Arts Centre (w/Sports Team)
20 - Southampton, The Loft (w/Sports Team)
21 - Birmingham, O2 Academy (w/Sports Team)
22 - Tunbridge Wells, The Forum (w/Sports Team)
24 - Nottingham, The Rescue Rooms (w/Sports Team)
25 - Newcastle, The Riverside (w/Sports Team)
27 - Glasgow, King Tuts (w/Sports Team)
28 - Leeds, Wardrobe (w/Sports Team)
29 - Liverpool, East Village Arts Club (w/Sports Team)

04 - Cambridge, The Portland Arms (w/Sports Team)
05 - London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (w/Sports Team)

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Photo: Blackksocks