THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON
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