Celebrating their ten year anniversary as a signed band, Birmingham-based punks, Templeton Pek are gearing up for the release of their fifth studio album, Watching The World Come Undone.
In advance of this, the trio have shared the second single, The Awakening, which draws influence from their anger at a shift in the worlds political landscape. You can watch the lyric video for the track below!
“We were going through the beginnings of the Brexit vote, as well as other world tensions escalating politically – The Awakening encapsulates our feelings at the time.” says vocalist Neal Mitchell.
“It has been a wake-up call for a lot of people who are just sick of politicians and being lied to or ‘influenced’. As a by-product, it seems to have encouraged political engagement – People are now showing an interest, having their say and using their votes.”
The Awakening is out now through all usual digital platforms.
Watching The World Come Undone was produced by Davey Warsop, a fellow Birmingham native, now based in Long Beach. The album was brought to life at the famous Hurley Studios in Costa Mesa, California.
The band added “We really pushed ourselves on this record in terms of songwriting, the material and our individual performances as a whole. Davey was instrumental in all of that right down from pre-production to pushing us in the studio, and I think that really shows in the album.”
A seasoned touring band, they have shared stages with The Offspring, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Sum 41, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Zebrahead, Ignite, Pennywise and many more touring mainland Europe and the UK.
Last year they joined the sold-out Punk Summer Nationals Tour in the UK alongside The Offspring and Bad Religion which culminated at Hammersmith Apollo.
Watching The World Come Undone will be released on all formats through Drakkar Records on the 23rd February 20.