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"2008 Artist of the Moment"

January 3, 2008

"Our first band crush of 2008 has arrived! Temposhark, hailing from London, are getting ready to release their debut, The Invisible Line, in March. They've got synth power, a killer voice, and violin parts that make The Faint shake in their boots. The Invisible Line hasn't come out of the CD player since it arrived at the High Voltage office and we're sure Temposhark's sleaze-electro-rock will soon swoon you over as well." - High Voltage Magazine

"Band to Watch 2008"

RockSellOut.com selects Temposhark as a Band To Watch on 29th December 2007.

"Temposhark play intelligent electronic music. They remind me of Depeche Mode meeting Patrick Wolf. Sure, they will appeal to the mainstream, but there is more to Temposhark than catchy tunes. Potentially a major artist of 2008!" - Rocksellout.com


Temposhark: The World Does Not Revolve Around You (single)
by The Music Critic ~ Monday, 17 August 2009 Labels: Indie, Pop
Every so often you get a cd through that just hooks you from the very first listen and this brilliant piece of indie bubblegum pop from Robert Diament, aka Temposhark, is one of those. This is quite possibly the most perfect pop song I have heard all year. It really is that good.

Diament obviously has an ear for a great tune, blending his 80's electro influences with the pop sensibilities of the classic 60's pop. The song has already made an impact in the US, being picked up by MTV.

It's one of those songs that gets you right from the start. Bouncing drums, thumping bass, stabbing piano, screaming guitars, shouty vocals and that killer chorus make it impossible to resist. As a taster for the forthcoming second album to be released early 2010, it is a mouthwatering morsel. This is going to be massive and rightly so.

- http://www.themusiccritic.co.uk/2009/08/temposharkthe-world-does-not-revolve.html

"NME Praises Temposhark's Debut Album"

March 15, 2008

"Temposhark 'The Invisible Line' (Paper and Glue/Defend) What if Trent Reznor was raised on the Pet Shop Boys rather than Einsturzende Neubauten? Think these dudes. 'Blame' is Depeche Mode via The Backstreet Boys and 'Don't Mess With Me' is the feyest bit of braggadocio NME has heard in years... they could be your new favourite band."

7 out of 10

Reviewed by Mike Sterry - NME Magazine (UK)

"Daily Star Praises Temposhark's Debut Album"

March 15, 2008

"Press Play: Temposhark, 'The Invisible Line' If you like electro-era, you'll love this."

Kim Dawson's 'Playlist' - Daily Star (UK Newspaper)

"Remix Magazine Positively reviews Temposhark's Debut Album"

March 2008

"The UK's Temposhark may have been born of a fashionable electro scene, but its debut album, The Invisible Line, has more in common with an over-the-top musical stage production. Bursting with orchestral flourishes on opener "Don't Mess With Me," the tone is set for the über-theatrical dramatics that are the driving energy of Invisible. "Knock Me Out" consents to the group's fiery electro label — but with a screaming spectacle vibe. Watch your neck as the already huge single "Joy" is a belt-along number that requires many a head toss."

4 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Lily Moayeri - Remix Magazine (US)

"Guardian choose Temposhark as 'New Band Of The Day"

February 4th 2008

'New Band Of The Day'

"What if Kate Bush had shagged Marc Almond and spawned a monster that grew up listening to Violator? That's Temposhark, musically at any rate." - The Guardian (UK)

"Resonator Magazine Positively Reviews Temposhark's Album"

January 29th 2008.

"There's not a wasted moment, not a solitary skippable song on the whole of The Invisible Line. A lot of this is owed to the fantastic, fanatic-grade nuances overlayed by the one and only Guy Sigsworth, soundtracking vocalist Robert Diament's velvet growl with James Bond-worthy moments of swooping strings and cascading authentic piano, before Luke Busby's beatsmithing creates moments of sparse, Tech-infused throbs of pulse." - Resonator Magazine

"Temposhark's new album Threads Review"

Temposhark's new album "Threads" is making the rounds right now and I couldn't have popped it into my computer fast enough - I was that excited. Over the last six months, we've heard snappy new tracks in the way of "The World Does Not Revolve Around You", "Bye Bye Baby" and latest single "Threads" seeing the London band take a more mainstream pop approach to their music. For fans of their epic first album, the deep and hard-hitting "The Invisible Line", I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how pop Temposhark play out in the new contemporary. The band have most certainly evolved and have come to master the art of executing big pop melodies and infectious hooks. As "The Invisible Line" was more of rebellious and slightly alternative collection, "Threads" encompases a more softer side to their music - making it more commercial and somewhat more accessible for listeners who may have been reluctant to fully embrace early classic Temposhark tracks like "Joy" and "Knock Me Out".

Standout tracks on "Threads" for me (aside from the aforementioned lead singles) are "Stuck" which is even a tad RnB pop influenced, something I think lead singer Rob Diament probably wouldn't have imagined when initially setting out to write and record these new tracks. "Green Lights" is quite simply a gorgeous and uplifting tale of personal freedom and escape - it's one of those songs that is so syncable that I can definitely imagine it getting picked up for numerous TV and movie spots - many of the tracks are already being played out on various MTV reality shows. Opening track "Irresistible" is an instant catchy little number with big horns and big vocals that will make you devilishly grin. Closing number "The Last Time I Saw Matthew" is a poignant and compelling song - albeit a bit sad, but a tale of lost and tortured love.

It's hard to imagine that a band like Temposhark could actually get any better, but with "Threads" they have most certainly weaved their way into my earscape as standout pop pioneers and their poster is still firmly tacked up on my wall. It will be a long time before I stop waxing fantastic about them. What Robert Diament and producer Sean McGhee have created here is nothing short of a mini-masterpiece, one of the finest pop albums of 2010.

- EQ Blog http://zxlcreative.blogs.com/electroqueer/2010/02/eq-reviews-new-temposhark-album-threads.ht

"The Fly review Threads"

The Fly
Album Review

(Paper & Glue)

With this album’s personnel being almost wholly divergent from its predecessor, Temposhark are clearly becoming a modern day Scritti Politti; appropriate, that, since Rob Diament shares with Green Gartside a sugared vocal ambiguity and a vivid enthusiasm for 1982. Consequently, it’s sinful-sounding synth-pop ahoy – ‘Bye Bye Baby’ enjoys the charged crackle of Yazoo, ‘Frames’ resembles a tender early Duran, and ‘Threads’ itself wouldn’t’ve sounded out of place amid the dark majesty of Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’. Moreover, the initial facade of froideur melts magnificently – ‘The Last Time I Saw Matthew’’s a triumph of poignancy, while the pronounced lust of ‘Fireworks’ comes as a very real release. It’s stylised, stylish stuff, but there’s enough substance and savvy here that you wouldn’t rule out this being Temposhark’s time...

Iain Moffat

- http://www.the-fly.co.uk/words/reviews/album-reviews/7550/album-review:-temposhark


Temposhark's debut album 'The Invisible Line' is available to download from the iTunes music store all over the world   The North American release is distributed nationally by Defend Music/Ryko , and by Groove Attack in Europe. 

Debut Album 'The Invisible Line' released in March 2008:

1. Don't Mess With Me
2. Joy
3. Blame
4. It's Better To Have Loved
5. Not That Big (featuring Imogen Heap)
6. Knock Me Out
7. Crime
8. Battleships
9. Little White Lie
10. Invisible Ink (prelude)
11. Invisible Ink
12. Winter's Coming
13.Invisible Ink (Reprise) Hidden track
14. Neon Question Mark (Digital Only Bonus Track)

"The World Does Not Revolve Around You"
Single from second album released Sept 14th 2009 with video

Remixes and Rarities 2004-2008, a 20 track album released October 26th 2009

Bye Bye Baby from Threads album release date November 23rd with video.

Threads album released 2010, with 11 new tracks including re-mixes by Morgan Page and Majiker.


- Blame
- Joy
-It’s Better to have loved
-Invisible Ink
-Neon ?


-Invisible Ink
-Neon ?

Melnyk Revolutions EP – Hurricanes September 2008
iTunes UK put Temposhark in their top 25 bands in the 'Hotly Tipped For 2008' compilation in July 2008

Best of British 08 - London Calling – Joy - June 2008
Homeless Pigeon CD Bird Strike – Not that Big -June 2008
BlackBook Magazine Ray Ban CD – Rockumentaries - Joy April 2008
Robopop - The Return – Paris and Paris Re-Mix - Nov 2006
TSHDT CD Compendium 0002 - Not That Big (Metronomy Remix) Oct 2006
Vice magazine - Joy
Viva Paris - Invisible Ink
Ministry of Sound Chill Out sessions – It’s Better to have loved
Ministry of Sound Angel Beach - Invisible Ink
Vice Magazine – Little White Lie
Tank Magazine – Crime

Temposhark Re-mixes

Camille 'Ta Douleur'
HelloGoodbye 'Here In Your Arms'
Kate Havnevik 'You Again'
Kate Havnevik 'Unlike Me'
Sophie Solomon’s ‘Holy Devil’
M.I.A. ‘Pull up the People
Melnyk ‘Me and my Muse’



An iTunes Staff Favourite, featured band on MySpace and CMJ/Sonicbids Spotlight artist, Temposhark, the UK electronic rock band, blends synth-pop, underground electronica, & angsty rock.
Their second album 'Threads' was released in April 2010 and sees Robert Diament collaborating with producer Sean McGhee, who previously worked with other acts such as Robyn, Sugababes and Britney Spears.

. The first single 'The World Does Not Revolve Around You' was released on 14th September 2009 as a worldwide digital single, featuring a very cool remix by MaJiKer (musician extraordinaire and producer to French star Camille). The first reviews have been very positive including The Music Critic who says: "This is quite possibly the most perfect pop song I have heard all year. It really is that good." You can read the full review here: http://bit.ly/426UMT The track reached number 10 in iTunes electronic chart .
.A perfect slice of pure pop, with its catchy, punchy sing-along chorus, giving a 60s meets 80s vibe. Tracks from the new album have already been picked up in the US by popular MTV shows such as Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Styl'D, and The Real World to name a few.
The single is accompanied by a music video filmed at London’s Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club featuring Diament at a Speed Dating event. This has had TV airplay as well as screening at UK retailers and sports venues.

The second single Bye Bye Baby was released on November 23rd together with a stunning new video directed by award winning Director Ben Charles Edwards.
This album was funded by winning a $30,000 showcase competition at www.Slice The Pie.com,a new music website phenomenon. Their music was given a top rating out of over 1000 bands internationally.

The MusicFix said"Already a cult sensation online, Robert Diament presents his sophomore album, Threads; a fast-paced, pop thesis from the Backstreet Boys school of teen boppery with the added lacerating cynicism of Lily Allen thrown in there. It’s brilliant and it’s here.

On October 26th Temposhark released a special album Re-mixes and Rarities 2004-2008 including 20 earlier tracks with re-mixes by Metronomy, Melnyk, Avril, and others.
This went to no 20 on iTunes Electronic on day of release.

iTunes UK put Temposhark in their top 25 bands in the 'Hotly Tipped For 2008' compilation in July 2008. They played sell out showcases at SXSW in 2007 and were invited back in 2009. Their critically acclaimed debut album, The Invisible Line (March 08) features 2 time Grammy nominee Imogen Heap, Guy Sigsworth (Madonna and Bjork), and was produced by Sean McGhee (Kate Havnevik and Frou Frou). The album has 14 tracks including Blame, which was co-written with legendary producer Youth aka Martin Glover from Killing Joke, and Winter’s Coming a new song produced by and co-written with Guy Sigsworth.
Album success includes "Knock Me Out" which has been selected by CBS for the People's Choice Awards Jan 6th 2010, and was played on MTV’s Video Music Awards September 2008. Blame, the first single from the album features in CMJ/Sonicbids Spotlight, and won second prize in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in the Pop/Top 40 category and was finalist in 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards, and Hollywood Music Award in November 2008. Blame is accompanied by an animated music video directed by Japanese artist Motomichi Nakamura. Based in New York, Motomichi is best known for his work with Swedish band The Knife for their recent ‘We Share Our Mother’s Health’ video as well as his animation projects with MTV and MTV2. The Blame video was the winner in SXSW Click Film Festival 2008 music video category and was screened at SXSW Film Festival 2009. (http://sxswclick.com/winners/ ). It also won the We Are listening New Music Video Awards. It was screened at the International Film Festival Edinburgh in June 2008, ViMus08 Festival in Portugal September 2008, and also screened at the San Francisco International Animation Festival and Hollywood Music Awards November 08 and the Holland Animation Film Festival September 2008, ANIMA Festival in Brussels Feb 2009. It was shortlisted for an award at Stuttgart Int Film Festival in May 2009. The video was included in the DVD magazine issue of Stash Magazine in the USA, issue number 49.
Joy the second single from the album featured in the band’s live television debut in the USA on Fearless Music TV Show at Fox TV which aired on network affiliates across the USA on June 7th 2008 with 45 million viewers. Joy features in a Max Mara Marina Rinaldi fashion video July 2010. Crime will feature in their spring fashion video in 2011. Irrestible featured in their Vogue Fashion Evening video.Tracks from the album have played in Anthropologie, Diesel, Puma, Henri Bendel and others retailers nationwide in USA and also on Virgin America and Uni