Rickshaw Stop and Popscene co-present at Rickshaw Stop
San Francisco, CA
8 pm doors
*All attendees must be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof (via card, photo of card, or QR code). SF also has a mask mandate so you must mask up when not drinking or eating. Let's keep everyone safe and sound during this return to live music!*Alfie Templeman knows music. At just 17, this boy wunderkind already has four EPs to his name, and an encyclopaedic knowledge of music history that some veteran artists would envy. He's been called a "bedroom producer," and that's true -- all of his songs were crafted at home in the small village of Carlton, Bedfordshire. "It's kind of boring," Templeman says cheerfully. "I live in a nice place and everyone's friendly and supportive, so I'm lucky. But there's not a lot to do, so that's one of the reasons I got into songwriting." But where many young artists create tracks from pre-made samples, Templeman is more likely to pick up one of the 10 instruments he taught himself.
2020 has already seen the release of his best EP to date, the irrepressible Happiness in Liquid Form, which has achieved millions of streams -- not to mention praise from the likes of The Guardian and NME. Templeman refers to the title track as "colourful sugary disco pop," but there's plenty more to love besides that. Writing with Justin Young of The Vaccines fame has instilled a new confidence in Templeman's songwriting. You can hear it in the cheeky bounce of "My Best Friend" -- which will remind listeners of Billie Eilish's insouciant charm -- and the infectious Caribbean sound on "Things I Thought Were Mine." https://www.alfietempleman.com/
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