Celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a signed band, Birmingham-based punks, Templeton Pek have just released their biggest and most important album, ‘Watching The World Come Undone.’
A step up in production, songwriting and performance the band recorded at Hurley Studios in California, but didn’t stop them covering issues at home…
“We were going through the beginnings of the Brexit vote, as well as other world tensions escalating politically – ‘The Awakening’ encapsulates our feelings at the time.” says vocalist Neal Mitchell.
“It has been a wake-up call for a lot of people who are just sick of politicians and being lied to or ‘influenced’. As a by-product, it seems to have encouraged political engagement – People are now showing an interest, having their say and using their votes.”
‘Watching The World Come Undone’ was produced by Davey Warsop, a fellow Birmingham native, now based in Long Beach. The album was brought to life at the famous Hurley Studios in Costa Mesa, California.
The band added “We really pushed ourselves on this record in terms of Songwriting, the material and our individual performances as a whole. Davey was instrumental in all of that right down from pre-production to pushing us in the studio, and I think that really shows in the album.”
A seasoned touring band, they have shared stages with The Offspring, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Sum 41, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Zebrahead, Ignite, Pennywise and many more touring mainland Europe and the UK.
Last year they joined the sold-out Punk Summer Nationals Tour in the UK alongside The Offspring and Bad Religion which culminated at Hammersmith Apollo to 6,500 people.
“Anthemic wide-screen sound that is meant to be played in arenas.”
– VISIONS MAGAZINE
“….an album with melodies that have hit-potential, driving parts and a good production, which makes you want to hear them live.”
– METAL HAMMER