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TEMPLETON PEK – ‘Watching The World Come Undone’ Review

TEMPLETON PEK – Watching The World Come Undone

Templeton PekCelebrating their ten-year anniversary as a signed band, Birmingham-based punks Templeton Pek have just released their 5th studio album, Watching The World Come Undone.

The band started the writing process before the Brexit vote and before Trump came to power, but could sense that there was impending chaos on the horizon, not just politically. The ten-track package opens with Nowhere To Hide with Dexter/Offspring style vocals delivered over a speedy beat and skate-punk guitar riffs. The heavy bass intro to Oblivious sets up a more mid-paced rocker that is very full in the production and certainly sounds more southern California than the Midlands!

Templeton Pek has shared stages with The Offspring, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Sum 41, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Zebrahead, Ignite, Pennywise and many more whilst touring across mainland Europe and the UK. Their sound is akin to these touring colleagues than fellow Brummies G.B.H.

The Awakening is a raucous, powerful track with an underlying menace leading to soaring choruses whilst Axis channels Bad Religion with pummeling drumbeats and intricate punk rock guitar.  At the mid-point of the album The Aftermath extends over four minutes in length and is epic both sound and scope and it is followed by the skate-punk vibes of Sirens where the band lay down a gigantic chorus. The entire album is well produced and touches on melodic metal throughout with some punk rock sensibilities as showcased on Collision Course where the melody and hooks are propelled at a n impressive pace.

On Black Hearts, Templeton Pek channel Avenge Sevenfold and Pennywise in a belter of a track. The penultimate song, City Of Fire maintains the consistent pace and melodic powerful vocals and leads to the closing track, On Our Own. The monster track brings a satisfying conclusion to the album.

Watching The World Come Undone will be released on all formats through Drakkar Records on the 23rd February 2018


Catch Templeton Pek online here:  http://www.templetonpekofficial.com