Birmingham England’s own veteran punk trio Templeton Pek premier the video for ” Fractures” off their fourth full length record entitled “New Horizons” Out Now via Hardline Entertainment. Headline and support tour dates below!
“Fractures” is fundamentally about the flaws we have in human nature. The initial line of thought was the state of the world in how we treat animals as a whole after watching documentaries like The Cove… which again is highlighted recently with the inexcusable barbaric events in Faroe Islands slaughtering because of a tradition. But the theme expands into environment and how we behave towards each other too, it seems human nature is hell bent on destroying itself and anything around it. The quote from Bob Irwin in the song sums the point up well, “it’s way past time we drew a line in the sand and we say enough is enough” and we start thinking about acting positively on our negatives before its too late to undo.” Neal Mitchell-Vocals/Bass
The 11 track album was recorded by Ken Seaton at The Porch in Hermosa Beach, CA and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Sum 41, Lit, Pennywise) at Maple Studios in Santa Ana, CA.
“….with NEW HORIZONS, Templeton Pek accomplished to record an album with melodies that have hit-potential, driving parts and a good production, which makes you want to hear them live.” -METAL MAMMER (DE)
“….“New Horizons” convinces you with fast Post-Punk-Songs, somewhere in the middle between Rise Against and Face To Face. Definitely worth checking out!.” -FUZE MAGAZINE
“….A mixture of melancholy and strength, that we haven´t heard from the UK since the best days of Therapy?, back in the mid-nineties…if you can resist melodies like in ´Fractures´, you´re a hopeless case…a great record that invites you to dive in deeper with every new spin.” -ROCK HARD MAGAZINE
“….Birmingham Trio deliver the goods for a fourth time in true punk style….infectiously radio friendly, this album Oozes in upbeat and overly catchy choruses on each track making it hard to pick out a distinctive favorite.” -BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE
“….This is all Huge Choruses, Saccharine lyrics, emotive vocals and quick tempos slickly produced and chockfull of ear candy.” POWERPLAY ROCK AND METAL MAGAZINE
Download “Fractures” off the new record for FREE DOWNLOAD via The Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 3.
ORDER “NEW HORIZONS”
2. The Blindside
4. Damage Control
5. One More Enemy
6. Lost on You
7. Smoke and Mirrors
8. Broken Lines
9. Head Count
10. Last Salute
11. Great Divide (bonus track)
Thu Dec, 3rd 2015 Osnabrück, Ger @ Kleine Freiheit
Fri Dec, 4th 2015 Hamburg, Ger @ Hafenklang
Sun Dec, 6th 2015 Berlin, Ger @ Comet Club
Tue Dec, 8th 2015 Dresden, Ger @ Beatpol
Wed Dec, 9th 2015 Schweinfurt, Ger @ Alter Stattbahnhof
Thu Dec, 10th 2015 München, Ger @ Kranhalle
Fri Dec, 11th 2015 Stuttgart, Ger @ Goldmarks
Sat Dec, 12th 2015 Augsburg, Ger @ Soho
Sun Dec, 13th 2015 Karlsruhe, Ger @ Jubez (Kleiner Saal)
More About Templeton Pek-
The band released “Signs” to critical acclaim in 2013 via Century Media Records. Produced by Shep Goodman (Four Year Strong, American Authors, Bayside) the album was recorded in New York City and contains songs which are now cemented in blistering live shows such as: “Barriers”, “Slow Burn”, “What Are Your Waiting For”, the radio friendly “Wake Me Up” and “Signs”
“… A BOLD, POWERFUL RECORD OF PUNKED-UP MELODIC ROCK THAT PACKS A REAL PUNCH“– Rock Sound Magazine (UK)
“…ROUSING POWER, HARMONIOUS COMBINATIONS OF ENERGETIC UP-BEATS, HOOKS AND MELANCHOLIC MELODIES.“– Rock Hard Magazine (DE)
“…CLEARLY AND DEFINITIVELY SETS ITSELF BETWEEN PUNK AND ROCK…AN INTERESTING MODERN ROCK ALBUM WITH A PUNK WAIVER.“– Metal Hammer (DE)
Having toured most of UK and Europe over their career since the release of their debut “No Association” in 2008, the band are well seasoned whether playing large festivals, Arenas, Academies or club shows. Sharing stages with the likes of: Sum 41, Rise Against, Taking Back Sunday, Bullet For My Valentine, Pendulum, Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio, All Time Low, Pennywise, Four Year Strong, Mindless Self Indulgence, Millencolin, Zebrahead, No use For A name and more.
Built with a DIY ethic engrained into them, the band even self recorded and self produced their sophomore album “Scratches & Scars” in 2011 to critical acclaim.
Whilst “Signs” was their most successful album to date, behind the scenes there was turmoil occurring without the bands knowledge resulting in an unamicable split with their management company as it collapsed mid campaign.
The band began writing again in early 2014, and now in contact with Ken Seaton of LA based label Hardline Entertainment who had expressed interest in the band. Accepting his offer of recording a new album in his studio The Porch in California, the band flew to the US and spent over a month living and recording in Hermosa beach, Los Angeles, hometown of Black Flag, Descendents, All and Pennywise. Following a productive session in LA, Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Sum 41, Lit, Pennywise, Ignite) then came onboard and mixed the album in Maple Studios, CA.
The band states: “Being in a town so rich in punk rock and specifically melodic punk rock inspired us to record “New Horizons” and make it sound the way it does. It’s definitely a new era for us as band on so many levels.”
The album is about using and building on the past, and that’s exactly the drive that the band has. Armed with a new label, new management, a new member and a new batch of songs that represent and sound like a band that has a new lease in life, the album title speaks for itself.
“Primarily it is a positive album about going back to writing songs that made us want to be in a band, or listen to bands in the first place and its an album about moving forward.”
“New Horizons” is Out Now worldwide via Hardline Entertainment.
About Hardline Entertainment-
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