Throughout the pandemic and all the lockdowns, Lockestock has strived to continue producing its style of pop music. Lockestock was never going to let anything stop them and it’s inspiring to see that continue with all artists out there who aren’t willing to give up on their passion. It’s more interesting to see following the pop culture path some very inventive, young up-and-coming artists with the talent to produce and write music from their bedroom.

One of these up-and-coming stars has to be mentioned as Alfie Templeman. An 18-year-old singer/songwriter who plays all his own instruments but for an 18-year-old can carry an ‘80s style appealing synth-pop song into the pop culture world. One of these songs being ‘who I am which you can check out on YouTube. The song has a ‘Cure’ type feel to it and will appeal to young and old alike. Alfie Templeman has already played a number of UK festivals, signed up to chess club records and 2020 appeared to be a strong year for this young DIY musician, and following on in February 2021 he was long-listed for the BBC sound of 2021 poll.

He also announced a tour in 2022 to complement his recently released debut album ‘Forever isn’t long enough’, mixing indie-rock and electro-pop. Templeman is definitely one to watch especially for those cultured pop fans everywhere.