SUPPORT FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE ‘SNAKES & LADDERS’
“2 things we know about Timi. First up, he loves snakes. Secondly, he can write a crunchy, colourful, super fun jam and this one has me sliding down the ladder to come geddit.” – 4/5 stars
– Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“Rolling double 1s cos I’ve only got snake eyes for this new Timi Temple track. This review makes less sense the more you read it, so just listen to the song.” – 4/5 stars
– Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
“Showcasing his continually evolving lyricism and his unrivalled ability to have so much fun.”
– Purple Sneakers (AUS)
Following on from creating the world’s largest game of Snakes & Ladders, DIY indie-rock artist Timi Temple has just returned with his bittersweet new track ‘Just A Phase’ – produced and mixed by the artist himself.
Welcoming the listener with sun-soaked guitars and shuttering drums, ‘Just A Phase’ is three minutes of captivating indie-rock, channelling Timi’s pensive lead vocals and biting lyricism. The song flourishes through its uplifting bridge, before delicately closing the track out with a tender and intimate performance from the artist.
Timi talks about the inspiration behind ‘Just A Phase’:
“’Just A Phase’ is a song dedicated to my little sister. I wrote the song filled with emotional fervour after having dinner with my sister and consoling her through her first experience with a friend taking their own life. I say the first experience solemnly, because as a creative, depression and addiction is rampant and sadly it’s taken many of my friends. The lyrics unfold chronologically as my sister describes the events leading up. It follows the ubiquitous path of anxiety, addiction, prescription, ostracization, loneliness, then escape.”
Timi has consistently toured the country, selling out venues across NSW, including Waywards, Oxford Art Factory Gallery, The Vanguard and Marly Bar, as well as touring with established acts like Baker Boy, Kilter, Cosmo’s Midnight and Bootleg Rascal.
As a performer Timi has featured on triple j‘s Like A Version with Kilter, Cosmo’s Midnight and Kota Banks, and performed at Australian festival juggernauts Splendour in The Grass, Field Day, Listen Out, Yours & Owls and Falls Festival.
Previous singles have been widely embraced by radio tastemakers triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, 2XX and a slew of other Australian community stations. His catalogue has also seen support from tastemaker blogs Indie Shuffle (ZAF), Clash Magazine (UK), Monster Children, Pilerats, Life Without Andy, Purple Sneakers and Savage Thrills, and his video clips have been added to rotation on ABC’s Rage and MTV Upload.
In the coming weeks, Timi Temple will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Just A Phase’.
‘Just A Phase’ is available worldwide now
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