Alfie Templeman released his EP ‘Happiness In Liquid Form’ last month to much anticipation, especially with the lead single, “Obvious Guy”. The EP highlights growth and exploration into new sounds, having collaborated with Justin Young of The Vaccines on the title track and Nick Hodgson from Kaiser Chiefs on the aforementioned “Obvious Guy”. Speaking about working with Hodgson, it was the Niles Rodgers sound that influenced the song as Templeman stated, “the vibe there was kind of like the whole 70s funk, Chic kind of vibe. The whole Nile Rodgers guitar-sound, I love that stuff.” Templeman began playing drums at seven years old and taught himself guitar, bass, and production when he was 13 years old. Last year, he toured with Sports Team in the UK and his live shows have been noted as engaging and raucous at times. ‘Happiness In Liquid Form’ follows Templeman’s trio of well-received EP’s – 2018’s ‘Like An Animal’, and 2019’s ‘Sunday Morning Cereal’ and ‘Don’t Go Wasting Time’.
Templeman spoke with B-Sides host, Pete Mar to talk about the classic rock band influences his father introduced him to, his live show aesthetics, plans for new music, and more. Check out the interview: