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Four years after 4th record "Greyhounds", Dutch-French-Italian combo Templo Diez comes back with "Constellations" (My First Sonny Weismuller/Konkurrent), the second instalment in their new album trilogy. Mixing their alt-country, cold wave and darker pop influences in an intimate but tormented sound reminiscent of The National, Sparklehorse or The Velvet Underground, "Constellations" explores familiar Templo Diez tropes (flailing hope and waves at night, loss and undying love, soft-spoken elegies and endless roads) in 8 tracks intended as short movies.

Along the years, the band has garnered an impressive live reputation both at home and abroad, thanks to their emotional and driven performances, collecting American (including SXSW and CMJ) and Canadian tours as well as gigging regularly in Europe. In their home country, they played at major events such as Crossing Border, Motel Mozaïque, The Music in my Head and venues as Paard, Paradiso and Tivoli.

Released in 2003, their debut album "Hoboken" garnered raving reviews, as did their sophomore CD "Winterset" (2006), showing their progression towards a larger sound full of contrast and intensity. The last part of the trilogy (titled "Merced") was released in May 2009, showcasing an ever-developing musical collective pledging allegiance to song dynamics, sonic architectures and above all, emotions and atmospheres. A new promotional EP ("Freiheit", June 2010, recorded at the occasion of their 4th Canadian tour that year) preceded the January 2011 release of their 4th album "Greyhounds" (starter of their second trilogy) which garnered again praise from the musical press.

Templo Diez is: Pascal Hallibert, Leejon Verhaeg, Paolo Panza, Miranda Visser, Hans Custers, Shireen van Dorp