Following 2018's 'Like An Animal' and 2019's 'Sunday Morning Cereal' and 'Don't Go Wasting Time', 'Happiness In Liquid Form' follows Alfie Templeman's trio of rapturously received EPs - all of which introduced the world to a prodigiously talented young musician, songwriter, producer and performer. The Bedfordshire-born teen has enjoyed a meteoric rise and cemented his place as one of U.K. indie’s brightest lights with support from Radio 1 (a C-List playlist add, multiple Tunes of the Week, Indie House Party co-host, Maida Vale session, BBC Introducing Track of the Week), BBC Radio 6 Music (airplay from Steve Lamacq, Shaun Keaveny, Chris Hawkins, and a live session during Independent Venue Week), Radio X (Record Of The Week, Phone Cover, 2020 Great X-Pectations), Beats 1, and more.
With an impressive 100k Instagram followers since his first post in 2019, Templeman has come a long way since the release of debut track ‘Like An Animal’. He was handpicked by Apple from a global shortlist of rising artists to front their #shotoniphone campaign last year - the music video has now amassed 2.5 million views - and was chosen by YouTube Music to be a worldwide ‘Foundry Artist’ in 2020, following in the footsteps of artists such as Dua Lipa and Rosalia, featuring on 90 foot billboards in Times Square in NYC and Central LA. In February this year, Templeman was H&M Artist of the Month in the UK, with accompanying store visuals and playlist support. Alfie Templeman made his headline bow in January this year at Colours Hoxton, selling-out the venue weeks in advance and performing to an adoring, rowdy young audience. Templeman also toured the U.K. with Sports Team on their sold-out run of shows in November and December 2019 and likewise with Inhaler in Manchester and London and Nilufer Yanya in Dublin.
Templeman, who began playing drums at just seven years-old and taught himself guitar, bass and production aged 13, has drawn praise from tastemakers, not only at radio, but at national press level (including The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Observer), earning himself a place in annual ones to watch polls everywhere from NME to British Vogue. With his GCSEs now over and high school already a distant memory, Templeman can focus fully on touring his raucous live show and honing his craft as a stellar young songwriting talent and cementing his reputation as a genuinely thrilling emerging artist and a true one to watch. The Happiness In Liquid Form EP is the exhilarating next chapter in the story of an artist who is truly only just getting started.
Alfie releases music on independent label Chess Club: home to MØ and Sundara Karma and renowned for early releases from Wolf Alice, Jungle, and Mumford & Sons.