ALFIE TEMPLEMAN, “Circles”
Call this one my stunning discovery of the weekend. So I’m in a department store looking at clothes and a unique, chipper voice is drawing me into the infectious rhythm of his song. It turns out that it’s 16 year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alfie Templeman, who hails from Bedford, England, with “Circles” from his EP Don’t Go Wasting Time. He fits in somewhat between two other relatively new UK talents I’ve written about, Lostchild and Benedict Cork. Both are also indie singer/songwriters who have their own styles and can write great songs. “Circles” is a quick go round at only 2:31 but it grabs you within its first minute with both rock and soulful tinges, and only makes you want to hear more. So I’ll definitely be checking out the rest of Alfie’s EP and “Circles” (below) may also make you do the same.