Birmingham Based UK trio TEMPLETON PEK released their 4th studio album "New Horizons" in July of 2015.
Marking a new era for the band, the album was recorded in legendary Hermosa Beach, CA, Los Angeles, home of Black Flag, Descendents and Pennywise. Mixed by Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Sum41, Ignite) the album is a landmark in the bands history.
The ‘New Horizons’ touring cycle began in the band’s hometown of Birmingham on an amazing bill alongside NOFX, Lagwagon and Alkaline Trio, followed by German Dates with Boysetsfire and Silverstein. A run of Headline shows on the mainland with Fins New Deadline in support followed with a show with 90’s surf legends Reef. Tours in Germany and UK with Zebrahead took them into 2016. A hometown Xmas show topped off the year before embarking on a huge European tour with Epitaph Swedish Stalwarts Millencolin, this included the band’s first ever Spanish shows, also hitting the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Holland.
The band then had a slew of UK runs in April and toured with the stellar line-up of The Offspring and Bad Religion in June on the Summer Nationals Tour.
The band released “Signs” to critical acclaim in 2013 via Century Media Records. Produced by Shep Goodman & Aaaron Accetta (Four Year Strong, American Authors, Bayside) the album was recorded in New York City and contains songs which are now cemented in blistering live shows such as: “Barriers”, “Slow Burn”, “What Are Your Waiting For”, “Wake Me Up” and “Signs”
“… A BOLD, POWERFUL RECORD OF PUNKED-UP MELODIC ROCK THAT PACKS A REAL PUNCH“ – Rock Sound Magazine (UK)
“…ROUSING POWER, HARMONIOUS COMBINATIONS OF ENERGETIC UP-BEATS, HOOKS AND MELANCHOLIC MELODIES.“ – Rock Hard Magazine (DE)
“CLEARLY AND DEFINITIVELY SETS ITSELF BETWEEN PUNK AND ROCK…AN INTERESTING MODERN ROCK ALBUM WITH A PUNK WAIVER.“ – Metal Hammer (DE)
Having toured most of Europe over their career, the band are well seasoned live performers and approach each show with equal vigour whether playing large festivals, Arenas, Academies or club shows.
Having toured with the likes of: The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, Lagwagon, Sum 41, Rise Against, Millencolin, Taking Back Sunday, Bullet For My Valentine, Pendulum, Alkaline Trio, All Time Low, Pennywise, Four Year Strong, Mindless Self Indulgence, Zebrahead, No Use For A Name, Story of The Year, Boysetsfire, The Interrupters, The Blackout (rip) and german speaking bands Itchy Poopzkid, Three Feet Smaller, Schmutzki, ZSK and many more.
Some festivals the band have played: Punk Rock Holiday, Monster Bash Festival, Mighty Sounds Festival, Taubertal Festival, Open Flair Festival, Rocco Del Schlako, Serengeti Festival, Olgas Rocks Festival, Mini Rock Festival, Rebellion Festival, Taste Of Chaos, Give It A Name, Slam Dunk Festival and many more.