Friday, 18 December 2009

New single at number 20 in Music Week's Cool Cuts chart plus new album cover revealed


Hi gang,

My new single 'Threads' is currently at number 20 in Music Week's Cool Cuts chart.

The single has been remixed by USA dance genius Morgan Page and comes out digitally on 18th January 2010. To see the sleeve and to hear early clips, visit Amazon.co.uk! This remix is so hot that it will also be a bonus track on the album of the same title, out in February.

We've just revealed the new album artwork, see at the top of this blog or visit EQ blog to see what he had to say about it!

Happy christmas to you all. Wishing you a happy festive season and much happiness in 2010.

Love Rob.x

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Last gig of 2009 Monday 14th December

Hi gang,

Guy from cool record label Fierce Panda has invited us to do a gig in London on Monday 14th December. This will be our last Temposhark UK gig of 2009 so make sure you come party with us!

Address: Catch, 22 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DA.
Door entry: £4
doors open: 7.45pm
Stage time: 9.45pm (Temposhark)
www.myspace.com/sohotsocold
www.thecatchbar.com

See you there!

Rob.x

Sunday, 6 December 2009

New Temposhark songs on 'Styl'D' with MTV


Hi gang,

7 songs by Temposhark are included in the brand new MTV series Styl'D. The shows are airing firstly in the USA during November and December, across the following episodes 104, 105, 106 & 107. The shows all air on Tuesday nights at 11pm ET/PT.

The exact details are below:


Episode #104 –
"Irresistible" (song is chyron'd)

Episode #105 – "Green Lights"

Episode #106 –
"Joy"

Episode #107 –
"Not That Big" (song is chyron'd),
"The Last Time I Saw Matthew",

"Frames" (song is chryon'd),
"Invisible Ink"

In other news, UK magazine ArtRocker features a review of new Temposhark single 'Bye Bye Baby', out now. You can watch the video for the new single at YouTube.

Enjoy! Temposhark HQ.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Bye Bye Baby - new single OUT NOW at iTunes and Amazon digital worldwide!

Hi gang,

My new Temposhark single is out now worldwide at iTunes. You can download here:
http://bit.ly/7m9x4c

For those who don't use iTunes, you can buy from Amazon UK:
http://bit.ly/6U6APZ
or from Amazon USA:
http://bit.ly/5OZce4

The video to the single is also up on YouTube now. Watch it here:
http://bit.ly/1GPfi1 or below:



I hope you enjoy the new track and video, it's been getting great response from music blogs around the world. The album will follow in Feb 2010, so not long now!

For those in the USA, make sure you watch MTV on Tuesday night at 11pm as another new song of mine 'Irresistible' will be on their new show Styl'd...

Thanks to everyone who came to see us play live last night for Electroqueer blog's club night in East London and also to everyone who came last week to see us live at Proud Galleries... it's been a great week!!

Love Rob.x

Thursday, 19 November 2009

New music video/single, MTV placements, blog reviews and live gig this weekend!

'Bye Bye Baby' - me on set of my new music video!
Photo by Chris James Edwards.
Hi gang,

Lots of good news on the Temposhark front.

My brand new music video for the single "Bye Bye Baby" is up on YouTube now and is already getting nice comments from bloggers around the world - check out USA pop blog ArjanWrites.com's comments from today by clicking here.
Whilst another hot US blogger MuuMuse.com has done this rather cool preview feature, click here to read.

London's super-cool Electroqueer has just posted the video too - with a comparison to none other than Edward Cullen from the movie Twilight! On an EQ blog tip, don't forget we're performing live this weekend at the EQ club night in East London at Bar Music Hall. We go on at 10pm SHARP and it's FREE to get in. Bonus!
In other good news, check out MTV in the USA this weekend as their new show Styl'd 'Episode #104' – Airdate 11/22/09 - features a full stream of new Temposhark song "Irresistible" plus the song is chyron'd so we get our name in lights! Ha.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of the new single/video. For those in London, see you on Saturday night at Bar Music Hall.

Love Rob.x

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Live at Proud Galleries, Camden this Friday 13th November

Hi gang,

I've just returned from New York and am preparing for my next Temposhark gig this Friday night 13th November at Proud Galleries in Camden. We go on stage at 11pm as it's a headline slot, so be prepared for a serious party! We're also hoping to have the first ever screening of the new music video for forthcoming single 'Bye Bye Baby'... I get the final cut tomorrow from director Ben Charles Edwards.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME TO THE GIG, PLEASE EMAIL temposhark@gmail.com with ANY NAMES FOR THE GUESTLIST, as this will mean your entry to venue will either be FREE or REDUCED ENTRY! The first 20 people will get in free, after that it costs £5 before 9pm, £8 thereafter.

Lots happening on the Temposhark front this month, don't forget the brand new single 'Bye Bye Baby' will be out worldwide from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital stores from Monday 23rd November.

In the meantime, details for Friday's gig are as follows:

Temposhark headline gig at Proud Galleries for ’Tales Of The Unexpected’ On stage at 11pm, Friday 13th November 2009. http://www.proud.co.uk
Address: Proud Galleries, The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, London and South East NW1 8AH. Nearest tubes: Chalk Farm or Camden.

R.x

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Remix & Rarities album number 20 on iTunes electronic chart!

Temposhark's brand new 'Remixes & Rarities 2004-2008' album reached number 20 on iTunes electronic album chart today! Thanks to everyone for downloading it.

This is a digital-only album featuring 20 rare Temposhark tracks - bsides, remixes and unreleased songs from 2004-2008. Plus there is a stylish iTunes-exclusive PDF artwork file.

Out now from iTunes worldwide. You can also buy this album from Amazon (UK)and Amazon (USA).

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Remixes & Rarities digital album OUT NOW


Temposhark's brand new 'Remixes & Rarities 2004-2008' album is released today on iTunes worldwide and all good digital stores. This is a digital-only album featuring 20 tracks, plus an iTunes-exclusive bonus PDF artwork file.

The album includes never-before-heard songs such as The Coffee Girl, Hard Medium Soft and Switch Off. Plus unreleased remixes by Milosh, Akira The Don, Karin Ström, Banished To Frigia and Napsugar as well as other rare tracks such as the live acoustic radio performance of Katy Perry's hit I Kissed A Girl.

In the PDF sleeve notes, Robert explains: "I put this compilation together in response to many emails requesting hard-to-find tracks. Whilst it was not possible to include every unreleased Temposhark song or remix, this is definitely a great overview of the varied collaborations that took place between 2004 – 2008, in the build up to ‘The Invisible Line’ debut album. Turn it up loud! Robert Diament, London, October 2009".

The full track list is as follows:
1. Paris (featuring Princess Julia)
2. Not That Big (Metronomy’s ‘NotThatRemix’)
3. Neon Question Mark
4. Bang (Akira The Don Remix)
5. The Coffee Girl
6. I Kissed A Girl (The Selector Live Session)
7. Blame (Banished To Frigia Remix)
8. Knock Me Out (Napsugar Remix)
9. Crime (Masashi Naka Remix)
10. Lemonade
11. Invisible Ink (Avril ‘Coeur Changeant’ Remix)
12. Neon Question Mark (Border Crossing Remix)
13. Crime (Noblesse Oblige ‘Helotry’ Remix)
14. Hard, Medium, Soft
15. Blame (Milosh Remix)
16. Little White Lie (Cursor Miner ‘Acid Stomp’ Remix)
17. Joy (Melnyk ‘Mirth’ Remix)
18. Knock Me Out (Karin Ström Remix)
19. Snow
20. Switch Off

Out now from iTunes worldwide. You can also buy this album from Amazon (UK) and Amazon (USA).

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

New song played on BBC Radio 6 by Tom Robinson


Some of you will have heard our new song 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' on Tom Robinson's BBC Radio 6 show on Sunday 18th October 2009.

If you missed it, it is still available to listen to online thanks to the BBC iPlayer: click here and forward to the 1 hour 33 seconds point to hear it.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

BBC interview & first play of 'Bye Bye Baby' plus new release dates

Hi gang,

I did an hour long interview on BBC Radio's 'Introducing' show with Linda Serck in Reading last week, which aired on Sunday October 11th! This includes the first ever radio play of our next single 'Bye Bye Baby' which comes out in November. You can still hear it for the next week online at the iPlayer, click forward to the 11 minutes 50 seconds point to hear my interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p004mm5k/The_Session_11_10_2009/

Plus, next week Tom Robinson is going to be playing a new Temposhark track on his BBC 6 Music 'Introducing' show in London! I met up with Tom a few weeks ago, it was wonderful to see him, he's really cool - we did our first live session with Tom a few years ago during The Invisible Line album promotion - he was one of our first champions! :)

In other news, I have 2 important release dates for you. Firstly - the single 'Bye Bye Baby' will be released worldwide on 23rd November 2009. I just filmed the music video for this song in London's Limehouse Town Hall. It's a hammer horror inspired film directed by genius new director Ben Charles Edwards... there are photos already circulating on Facebook - I can't wait for you to see the actual video! The single itself comes with some cool remixes, so lots to look forward to.

We launch the video on the very apt Friday 13th November during our live show at Camden's Proud Galleries, for their new series of glamorous events 'Tales of The Unexpected'. More details on our MySpace. See you there!!


Also on 26th October 2009 (my birthday!), I'm releasing a 20 track 'Remixes & Rarities' album dating from 2004-2008 which includes lots of remixes and previously unreleased songs! You can see the full track list at Amazon. This will be available a digital album only, but comes with a stylish PDF artwork file too.


More soon.


R.xx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Temposhark free iPhone App launches!

Good news for Temposhark fans with an iPhone! The first ever Temposhark iPhone app has just been launched. Download the app for free from iTunes by clicking here
or by following this link: http://bit.ly/1I81k8

The app will keep you up to date with all Temposhark's videos, live concert dates and new photos. Plus you can also interact by posting your own photos on the Fan Wall. The app is also linked to both Facebook and Twitter.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Free acoustic gig at GAP, London this Friday 25th Sept.

Following on from their Number 10 place in the electronic chart on iTunes UK, Temposhark have teamed up with GAP to perform a special live acoustic gig at the "GAP 1969" pop-up shop off Carnaby Street.

The gig is FREE and starts at 6pm SHARP on Friday 25th September 2009. Be there for 5.30pm to get your place to watch the band. http://www.gap1969.com/ Address: GAP,
Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW.

This is a special celebration gig for Temposhark as their single ’The World Does Not Revolve Around You’ out now from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital stores. Download here: http://bit.ly/U1ufr (2 track single) and http://bit.ly/31kqrS (music video).

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Temposhark Podcast returns, Rising Star Awards, White Cubicle gallery.

I met up with producer genius MaJiKer yesterday in London's Soho and interviewed him for the first of a new series of the Temposhark Podcast.

It's the first Podcast I've posted for 2 years, so it's nice to be back in Podcast land. As always, you can download them for FREE from iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/jV5iz

If you don't use iTunes, you can download the Podcast file directly from Libsyn here: http://bit.ly/B8fI8


Majiker, producer extraordinaire

Most of you will by now have MaJiKer's beautiful remix of new Temposhark track 'Threads' on the b-side of my brand new single. It's one of my favourite remixes ever as it really takes the track to a brand new place. You can listen to the mix at iTunes too (http://bit.ly/U1ufr). Thanks to everyone who downloaded the single this week as I had my highest electronic iTunes UK chart place so far! :)

In other news, I just heard Temposhark are in semi-finals of Rising Star Award for the British Music Week 2009! Thanks every1 who voted! Out of 10,000 bands!

Earlier this week I did lots of interviews including a cool one for BBC Manchester & BBC Lancashire with John Barnes. You can listen on the BBC iPlayer to catch it if you missed it: http://is.gd/3jL5h. My interview starts at the 1hr:5mins:45secs point on the iPlayer.

At BBC Radio's studios in Great Portland Street this week

I also did a fun interview with Phil Marriott at GaydarRadio.com which is now online in full to download as a Podcast by clicking here: http://bit.ly/JIKq3 Their website is also currently hosting my new music video for 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You'.

Finally, this Sunday 20th September I've been asked to 'cut the ribbon' to mark the opening of artist Julie Verhoeven's latest exhibition, in association with London Fashion Week, at the White Cubicle gallery in the bathroom of George & Dragon pub in East London. See you all there! http://www.whitecubicle.com Their nights are always a riot.

R.x

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Number 10 on iTunes UK & BBC interview tonight

Quick blog to say THANKS to everyone who has downloaded my new single from iTunes so far!

WE ARE NUMBER 10 in the iTunes UK electronic albums chart! WOOHOO!!!
THANK YOU!!!

If you haven't yet got the new 2 track single, then you can download it NOW at iTunes, click: http://bit.ly/U1ufr (2 track single) and http://bit.ly/31kqrS (music video)

Also listen in to BBC Manchester and also Lancashire tonight for the John Barnes late show! I will be in the studio with him chatting about the new single and playing BOTH new songs! Between 10.30pm and 11.15pm

I'll write soon.
Rob.x

Temposhark at number 10 in the UK iTunes electronic chart! (Click image to see larger).

Monday, 14 September 2009

New single out now, launch party and Muzu competition

Hi friends,

Download the new 2-track Temposhark single/video 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' NOW from iTunes worldwide, Amazon UK and Amazon USA!

To download at iTunes, click: http://bit.ly/U1ufr (2 track single) and http://bit.ly/31kqrS (music video) Including the HOT remix by MaJiKer.


*SINGLE LAUNCH PARTY IS TONIGHT IN LONDON!* The Fly club on New Oxford Street, central London. We go on stage at 9.30pm! For full listings visit www.myspace.com/temposhark

To celebrate we have a COMPETITION running at MUZU.TV - you can win signed CDs and T-shirts, by entering. It's really simple! Sign up with MUZU.TV and answer the easy question. You can do this NOW at: http://www.muzu.tv/temposhark GOOD LUCK!

I hope you all enjoy the new single and see you tonight if you're in London.

Love Rob.x


Temposhark TV on MUZU

Thursday, 10 September 2009

TWDNRAY: brand new music video online now!

The video to my new single premiered online yesterday with a little intro clip of me at EQ blog. You can also see it now on YouTube by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/tempoworld



Enjoy!

R.x

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

New song on MTV's 'Real World' season finale: Wed 9th Sept 2009: 10PM ET/PT

Hi gang,

Good news for fans in the USA/Canada! I just heard from a music coordinator in Los Angeles, that my brand new Temposhark song 'Irresistible' is going to be on MTV tomorrow night, Wed 9th September 2009, in the season finale of 'The Real World: Cancun' TV series.

It's a vocal-up placement and Temposhark will be credited on-screen as it plays, so tell your friends to watch at 10PM ET/PT. :) It's really cool to be on another US show, just weeks after the Paris Hilton one went on air.

Hope you enjoy hearing this new song for the first time, and don't forget to visit EQ blog tomorrow too for the world premiere of my new video to 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You'.

R.x

TWDNRAY: Photo 3 + announcement

Friday, 4 September 2009

New single out 14th Sept and launch party

Hi gang,

My brand new Temposhark single 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' is released on 14th September 2009 worldwide from iTunes, 7Digital, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody and all good stores.


The music video will be revealed next week so keep an eye out at
www.myspace.com/temposhark to find out when you can see it first.

To celebrate the single release, we are throwing a single launch party gig on Monday 14th September at The Fly on New Oxford Street, nearest tube Tottenham Court Road. Do put this date in your diary! You can order tickets online now at
www.curiousgeneration.com or you can email temposhark@gmail.com to be added to the paying guest list. Support comes from The Good Natured, my favourite new singer - she's amazing!

I'll write soon, looking forward to sharing all the new music with you!


Rob.x

www.temposhark.com

TWDNRAY: Photo 1

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Temposhark team up with GAP


Temposhark have teamed up with GAP to celebrate 40 years of the fashion label.

Temposhark will perform an exclusive live acoustic gig at GAP’s pop-up shop off Carnaby Street at 6pm SHARP on Friday 25th September 2009. Be there for 5.30pm to get your place to watch the band.

Find out more at http://www.gap1969.com/ This new website launches on 9th September and will include some cool Temposhark stuff. In the meantime you can sign up your email to ensure you get all the info.

This will also be a special celebration gig for Temposhark as their brand new single ’The World Does Not Revolve Around You’ comes out in digital stores worldwide in September.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

ArjanWrites.com EXCLUSIVE stream of new Temposhark single NOW!

Temposhark fans! We have good news.

You can stream Temposhark's brand new single 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' at cool USA music blog Arjan Writes (www.arjanwrites.com) NOW!

In the word of Arjan, "'The World Does Not Revolve Around You'" is a fun and energizing straight up pop ditty with its tight, pacing backbeat and super hooky chorus. Get your hands clapping!".

Click here for the direct link: http://tinyurl.com/tempoarjan

Enjoy listening! Album 2 fun starts here.

p.s. Check out this new photo of Robert taken by Charles Moriarty, 5th August 2009.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Number 1 on EQ blog's top 50 tastemaker chart!

Number 1!!!!!!! Yeeehaaahh!!!

I just heard that my new single 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' is currently number 1 on the EQ blog's Top 50 tastemaker chart at www.electroqueer.com

Yay!

R.xx

Update: New single, Frankmusik, Majiker, Diana Vickers, The Good Natured and.... PARIS HILTON!!!

It's me. I'm back. Back to the world of blogging.

Hi gang,

How are you all? (You can actually let me know at www.twitter.com/temposhark if you like!)

I'm good good good. Sorry I've not written sooner, it's all been non-stop since I last wrote. I did some song writing with Diana Vickers and Guy Sigsworth. I wrote a cool dance song with Neil Athale for a female popstar, and yesterday I went out of London and wrote a new duet with The Good Natured. Gonna be good! I also had lots of fun last weekend hanging out with Vince aka Frankmusik, there's some photos up on my Facebook and I've put one here:

Frankmusik and Temposhark, July 2009.

I've been busy getting stuff together for the first single to be taken from Temposhark album 2. You probably
know by now that the single is called 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' and comes out on Monday 14th September 2009 worldwide as a digital 2-track single, with a lovely b-side remix of another song 'Threads' by the wonderous Majiker. If you don't know Majiker already, he co-produced French superstar Camille's albums 'Le Fil' and 'Music Hole' and has just released his own debut album too! He rules my heart and it was a joy to collaborate with him. You can listen to clips from the new single, it's already listed on Amazon.co.uk: http://twurl.nl/pp8z6n and on Amazon.com http://twurl.nl/63255j

My second Temposhark album will come out in early 2010... BUT for those who are impatient to hear new songs, the good news is that there will be another single before that, which comes out in early November 2009 - again with some cool dance remixes. I did some photos last month for the album cover which is exciting, all coming together, we have the concept all ready to go, yeeehaah!

ALSO, I meant to tell you a few weeks ago, that 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You', along with a few other new songs, are going to be featured on the new Paris Hilton series 'My New BFF' (season 2) in the USA in the coming weeks, which is fun! On top of the Paris Hilton show, some of our new music is also going to be used on these US shows, most of which are on MTV USA I'm told, all coming out very soon:

The Stylist
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami (debuting August 2009)
The Real World
Road Rules (including Extreme Challenge)
The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen Network)

Thanks to everyone who came to see our recent live gigs in London. We had some very nice emails and reviews including this one from Electroqueer music blog.

Keep any eye on
MySpace for news of gigs... and also you can chat about all things Temposhark at the new Forum at www.temposhark.com

Love to you all, R.x
p.s. check out this painting below of me by artist Sunci! Fun eh?

Robert Temposhark painted by artist Sunci, July 2009.

Friday, 29 May 2009

"More"

Hi gang,

The video shoots went off with a bang. Check out this photo from the first shoot for 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You'. It looks like the single will come out in September so not long now. In the meantime, check out the holding page with a brand new forum and shop at www.temposhark.co.uk

Me on set for 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' video.

I did a gig this week at Worthless, a gallery exhibition space inspired by the downfall of Woolworths, set up by the team behind cool website Pollocks. It was a stripped back gig, just me and Leila singing with keyboards. We did a mixture of new and old songs, I even played 'Don't Mess With Me' on the piano at the end.

The Worthless exhibition where we played live this week.

Last night I was at Tracey Emin's beautiful new exhibition, we had an incredible dinner to celebrate at The Albermarle restaurant in Brown's hotel. Mark Hix rules, it's his new restaurant! The whole evening was very glamorous! Nice to catch up with my mates and dance the night away at Tracey's studio afterwards too.

One of Tracey's neon works on the wall at her studio party.

Tonight (Fri 29th May) we're doing a full band gig at EQ blog's club night at Underbelly, Hoxton Square. It's free to get in so see you there.

R.x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

BE IN OUR VIDEO THIS WEEKEND!

Hi everyone,

If you'd like to be in the new Temposhark video for "The World Does Not Revolve Around You" on Saturday, and you live in London or the UK and can travel to London, we need about 40 or more people to be extras.

If YOU wanna come join our party then we'd need you between 10am and 7pm on Saturday 16th May in an East London location.

Some of you might be able to leave earlier - possibly around 4pm or 5pm. But we're saying 7pm just in case it overruns.

We're looking for all different kinds of people, both male and female, who can dress up, be glamorous and be 'party' extras in the shoot?

We like the idea of glitter and dressing up as if you were going out on a fun party night! But to be honest, you don't have to dress up if you don't want to, the more the merrier.

Also you are able to dress up at the venue on arrival if you prefer to do this.

ALSO IF YOUR OUTFIT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE, YOU MIGHT EVEN BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO BE A PROPER CAMEO IN THE VIDEO! We have a VERY special guest who will be in the video with us, so this is your chance to SHINE! :)

Does this sound like something you could do? Or someone you know?

If yes, please email temposhark@gmail.com if you're interested WITH A PHOTO and a link to your myspace or facebook if possible.

Sadly we cannot pay for any travel expenses, but we will provide drinks and some food at the shoot.

R.x

Monday, 11 May 2009

2 new song clips up today at MySpace! :)

Hi gang,

I've just uploaded 2 brand new song clips for you to hear, taken from my second Temposhark album, out later this year! Hear them now at MYSPACE.

The songs are: 'Bye Bye Baby' and 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You'. Enjoy! :)

We've got a gig in London coming up this week, hope to see you at Bar Music Hall on Thursday night, it's FREE get in and we are on early at 8.30pm SHARP.

Love Rob.xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Cookham Festival ticket winners announced

The three winners of a pair of adult tickets to Monday's Cookham Festival 2009 have been chosen. The winners are:

1. Hassan Harb

2. Alex Doherty

3. Michael Infinity

Congratulations! We have emailed all 3 of you with details of the event and how we will get your tickets to you.

Thanks to everyone who came to Temposhark's gig in London last night, it was amazing fun to play the new tracks. See you all the next gigs.

Rob.x

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Live in London Tuesday 28th April 2009

Hi gang,

Temposhark perform live in London next Tuesday 28th April 2009 at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. 2-4 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London, N1 6NU.

Please note: We're on stage at 8pm sharp and will be performing a 30 minute set including 6 songs from my second album (to be released later this year).

To get your name on the cheaper entry guestlist please email: temposhark@gmail.com

If you can't make next Tuesday's gig, we're also performing a few more London gigs during May and June, to see dates visit: http://www.myspace.com/temposhark

In other news, my brand new website will be coming in June. In the meantime there's a new webshop which is now live: http://temposhark.bigcartel.com

This store accepts Paypal and although priced in UK Pounds, your Paypal will automatically convert into your own currency once you pay. So anyone from anywhere in the world can buy Temposhark CDs and Merch! :)

Finally, if you are using Twitter, you can follow me at http://www.twitter.com/temposhark

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the gigs!

Rob.x

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Win tickets to the Cookham Festival - 4th May 2009.

Temposhark.com have 3 pairs of adult tickets for the Cookham Festival 2009 concert (each ticket is worth £15 each) to give away in a competition!

To be in with a chance of winning one of the 3 pairs, send an email to temposhark@gmail.com
with Cookham Competition in the subject line and the answer to the following (easy peasy) question in the body of the email message:

What was the name of Temposhark's debut 2008 album?

Good luck! COMPETITION CLOSES ON MONDAY 27th APRIL. The 3 winners will be announced that day (Winners must pay for your own travel/accomodation to the festival, we only offer free tickets, no expenses). For more info on Cookham Festival visit: http://rockthemoor.blogspot.com/

In other news, I am re-launching Temposhark.com next week, starting off with a little holding page which will eventually grown into a brand new website! This will include a new forum for all our supporters to hang out and chat! :)

Plus, our next live London gig (with new keyboard player Leila MacFie) is on Tues 28th April in Hoxton Bar and Kitchen venue at 8pm, it's the first slot so be there EARLY! We will be performing 6 brand new songs from my forthcoming second album.

Love to you all.
Rob.xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

"He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)"

Hi gang,

Hope you're all fighting fit! I certainly am... considering that I'm now boxing every week!

Yes you heard right, I'M A BOXER and I'm loving it!! It's so much more fun than other exercise as it's more intellectually stimulating in a way - I love how focused it makes me... so wish me luck. :)

Monday and Tuesday this week I was in a London rehearsal room with Mark, Mathis and new Temposhark keyboard player Leila MacFie.

Leila is SO cool - you're going to love her. She's a mean keyboard-player and has wicked style to boot! She's already brought a big ray of sunshine to the rehearsals.

Sean joined us to guide us musically and help set up the computer side of it. We're going to perform 6 brand new songs at the forthcoming London gigs, along with 'Blame' from the last album. So it's an exciting time, and really refreshing to perform the new songs for the first time.

I've also been preparing clothes and ideas for the Album 2 photoshoot. Tom Lardner and I are heading into a studio early next week to do all the new shots with Morten Laursen (the photographer who did 'The Invisible Line' b&w photos). Plus keep an eye on www.temposhark.com as a new holding page will be going live in the coming week. I've decided to re-launch the whole website with help from my friends at Eskimopush. Hopefully it won't take too long to build... I reckon it'll be done by mid-May at the latest.

I've already built a new online shop. I'm very proud of it right now as I made it all by myself! That's right, I'm a shop-keeper now too. ;) Check it now, this is a little exclusive for y'all! http://temposhark.bigcartel.com

I bought loads of new music this week - the new albums by Bat For Lashes, PJ Harvey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Antony & The Johnsons, Majiker and even Ciara's new single to name a few things... there is a lot of great music out there... so don't let anyone tell you otherwise! :)

So that's pretty much my week so far. I'll write very soon. If you use Twitter then you can follow me there... I've started regularly updating it, so it's the best way to find out what's new.

Kisses to you all from the boxing shop-keeper... night night... :)
R.xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Unbelievable!

Another me in a Sicibom painting! 

I'll update you properly tomorrow with everything I've been up to over the past month! I'm also hoping to upload another video from the final mixing sessions we did last month with Andy Bradfield... ;)

For now, here's a new painting I was sent by Sicibom from China, who last year sent me a painting of my face (see http://temposhark.blogspot.com/2008/11/nobody-knows-me-like-you-know-me.html) - this time Sicibom has created a whole world for the painted-me to be... I love it, hope you do too! Here's to creativity!

R.xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

"I've Seen The Future, Baby"

Hello gang!

Wow. So I haven't updated the blog in what seems like forever.

Here's a quick catch up. Sean and I have finished the recording and mixing of 11 new songs for my new album... Temposhark album 2!

We spent a few days at the end of last week tweaking everything and went to Andy Bradfield's studio in West London for a few days to give our feedback on his mixes and edit them to make them all sound perfect. 

It's got to that funny point at the end of an album when both Sean and I can hardly tell what we think anymore of the record as we've heard it so many times now! But fear not - we know it's great and that you're going to love it! But we can't work out what track order to choose yet... so I decided to get out of the UK for a few days and am currently enjoying a short break in the sun, well not exactly sun - some sun, some rain and mainly lots of chilly breeze! But it's been a big relief for me to get away from both London and the songs for a few days. :)

We had loads of meetings over the past couple of weeks with all kinds of cool music industry people; it's been great to hear people's thoughts, see their reactions as we play songs and find out which ones they think are singles, the strongest tracks and all that!

I also hung out with my long-term design collaborator Tom Lardner and artist Julie Verhoeven who are both hard at work coming up with ideas for the album art work... and I've been in discussions again with my mate Ben Charles Edwards who is a great new film-maker about possible videos ideas. We were originally going to make a video to a song 'Joy' from my last album but we ended up deciding to wait and to make a few for this new album instead... we already have some great ideas! Ben made a film recently which was screened on MySpace called The Town That Boars Me - it features the acting talents of some of his mates like Kelly Osborne, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Sadie Frost to name a few... it really caught my eye when I saw it at the Notting Hill Film Festival last year, so I'm excited to collaborate with Ben.

Anyway, I had better get back to my 'holiday'... :)

I'll write soon...
R.xx

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

"Fashion, Turn To The Left"

I met up with Tom today who is art directing the new album sleeve.

We had a long, animated chat which lasted a good hour or so, looking at some boards of images he'd put together for me, and working out what what we both want to do........ and the exciting news is that we're hoping to do the main photo shoot before the end of February. Cool!!!

It was really exciting to see how enthusiastic he is about the new songs... he's one of the only people who has heard any of the new songs so far! It was also an amazing feeling to realise that soon there will be a front cover, a finished product which will become the roof over these 11 new songs... it's exciting knowing the time will soon come when we're able to share all these tracks.


The mixes are all coming together now, it's sounding really sharp and fresh and thrilling to know we're almost there......................

Night night.
R.xxx

Friday, 30 January 2009

"Say I'm Sorry"


Twitter!!
Hi gang,

I've spent the past few days singing, very gently, on the penultimate track for the second album... I can't believe there's only one more song left to sing now! We're so almost there!!!! WOOHOO!!!

And try again... ;)

I just revealed to the followers on Twitter that the song we're doing today is called 'Say I'm Sorry'... it's one the most chilled out tracks on this album; I love the electronic beats Sean made for it. They're pretty much the same as the original demo version we did during the song writing process, something magical happened that day. When Sophie Solomon was over a few weeks ago, she played some beautiful violin parts too which have made it even more special.

This morning Sean was singing some backing vocals which sound absolutely amazing, spellbinding. Since then he's been tinkling on the keyboard and also got his guitar off the wall to play... I've just filmed a bit for my next post, but for now here's a photo.

Sean playing guitar on 'Say I'm Sorry'.

Back to the subject of Twitter, I've been a member of it for ages, but have only just started to update it more regularly... it's fun! You can sign up and follow us at: http://twitter.com/temposhark

More soon,

R.xx