Having just signed to the influential Communion Records, Australians The Trouble With Templeton play London’s Borderline tonight (23 September) ahead of releasing single Six Months In A Cast on 7 October. Want to know more? Band leader Thomas Calder answers Q’s 5Ws to help out…
WHO would play you in the film of your life?
Tough question, I get told I resemble a whole bunch of people but I think it would be someone like Michael Pitt. He’s an insanely talented actor and I used to get told I reminded people of him when he was on Boardwalk empire. I have a huge respect for what he does.
WHAT are you currently working on?
A whole host of things! We’re a band that loves to keep moving forward and creating so I’ve been in writing and demoing mode for the past few months which is exciting for me! It’s my favourite part of the process in a lot of ways, The birth of the idea. It gives me great satisfaction to put something down that I can’t stop pressing repeat on. That’s definitely a huge part of how I know i love what I’m creating, the repeat factor.
WHY do you do that thing you do?
Because I’m incapable of not doing it. I think it’s very difficult to describe or communicate through words or text because it’s not something I’m fully capable of grasping myself. Music means a lot of different things to me all at once, and only in the past couple of years have I really started to ask that question to myself. On one level music is a way for me to communicate an idea or feeling I’m interested in. On another level it’s a way for me to create an environment or place that I want to exist in, or explore. It’s also strangely a way to experience things, to dive into a character and see what it might be like to feel what they’re feeling for 4:00 or however the song goes for.
WHERE do you see yourself in ten years?
Hopefully ten years into a well respected, creatively fulfilling and ever-evolving career. I certainly treat music as a long term career, and the bands I love and respect definitely reflect that. I would love to be a part of changing music, or rather, I would love for there to be a sense that, ambitious as it is, had we not been a band, the world of music would be a slightly different place.
WHEN will there be a harvests for the world?
You’d have to ask the Isley Brothers! But I believe it occurred in May of 1976.
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