THE TROU­BLE WITH TEM­PLE­TON

Q (UK) - - Review | New Albums -

SOME­DAY, BUDDY BELLA UNION, OUT 2 DE­CEM­BER Del­i­cate, sub­tle, acous­tic in­die from Bris­bane quin­tet.

Af­ter self-re­leas­ing his solo de­but of home-recorded in­die folk, Thomas Calder went full-blown max­i­mal­ist for The Trou­ble With Tem­ple­ton’s de­but, Rookie, in 2014. Some­day, Buddy strikes a happy medium be­tween the two, rein­ing in the less suc­cess­ful synth-pop as­pects of Rookie, while flesh­ing out the slow-burn­ing ten­sion of the ear­lier Bleed­ers. Here, TTWT play the sort of plugged-in acous­tic mu­sic Turin Brakes do so well. From the lightly plucked Heavy Trou­ble and quiet shim­mer of 1832 through to the ex­plo­sive Bad Mis­take, Calder em­ploys a star­tling falsetto over tightly wound tunes that twist your emo­tions from the gen­tly re­flec­tive to swelling with long­ing in a heart­beat. ANDY FYFE

Lis­ten To: Bad Mis­take | 1832

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