The Trouble With Templeton Set to Release Debut Album May 13th

Bella Union are thrilled to announce the signing of acclaimed Australian quintet The Trouble With Templeton whose debut album Rookie will be released May 13th.

Already a huge success in Australia, The Trouble With Templeton is the creation of singer/songwriter Thomas Calder, the 23-year-old who formed the band in 2011.

The following year saw TTWT expand to a 5-piece, the new members complimenting Calder's emotive vocals and songwriting with a collaborative, self-assured sound.

Adventurous, eccentric and stunningly melodic, Rookie is an album that leaves a distinct musical impression. With their debut release The Trouble With Templeton have crafted a record full of warmth and heart, whilst displaying a willingness to make music that's not afraid to affect or surprise.

"The only prerequisite we had going in was that if we loved the song and we believe in it, then we were going to record it," says Thomas.

"The element of surprise is something we really enjoy in music, something we're always shooting for.

You don't want to know where a song is going from the first two lines."As a result, the album is a whirling dervish of moods and colors, of tempos and genres, melodies and layers, tackling concepts behind relationships and the way unique human narratives emerge from different viewpoints.

Musically, defining Rookie beyond a happily all-encapsulating idea like 'intelligent melodic alt-pop' isn't worth the hassle. It's an album that demands listening to in order to be understood.

"It's held together by something undefinable," reckons Thomas. "For me it's a whole kaleidoscope of sounds and genres, but there's something holding it together, and that's us as a band."

'Rookie' will be released May 13th on Bella Union. For more information on The Trouble With Templeton, be sure to visit www.thetroublewithtempleton.com, and look for more to come from this Aussie based band in the months to come!