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Flying Solo

Temposhark

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Rob Diament a.k.a Temposhark is buzzing. Only the night before I spoke to him, he had been a central part of the ICA Fundraising Gala Party at Camden’s Koko. Currently riding high in the build up to the release of his second album (and first solo venture) “Threads”, Rob had a brief insight into the world of Ellie Goulding, the girl of the moment. “I am really happy that I didnt have that pressure. I do my own thing and I run my own label. If that were me, I have no idea how I’d be. I would just enjoy it and have a laugh. I am quite a sociable person so I’d deal with it ok. But I don’t know how I’d deal with the whole fame thing. It is really intrusive.”

doing really well on the college radio charts, we are already straight in the Top 20.” In fact, it is the internet that Rob credits with their growing global fanbase. “I love the internet for that, things like Last.fm. It is great to hear what people think and how it is effecting their lives. I don’t know how people hear about you if you aren’t being publicised in a certain territory. It’s what I love about being a musician at this time. Because even if you don’t necessarily make as much money from the music, you have to become a brand like Gaga for that, people can hear you easily all around the world. For example, there is a guy who has already got the album in India. He says he can’t buy records in the small town he’s in, but he’s listening to me illegally over the internet. I just wrote back to him saying its great. I find that amazing.”

really proud of eve love the creative pro made my mark in so

“There is a guy w got the album in he can’t buy reco town he’s in, but me illegally over

The past two years more personal chan a duo, Temposhark is first album was me a I grew up with at sch doing music for now graphic design. He u he was having a lot graphic design so h that full time. I have project on my own, as thing started with jus “I don’t know how I’d deal with the whole fame thing. It is really It is clear that Rob’s life has changed a lot the piano. So it didn in the last few years. From writing songs using the name. Also intrusive.” in his bedroom to authentic electro-pop I was on the front co the live band is the s Rob might currently have the “advan- star, Rob is still clearly full of ambition don’t have Luke. So tages of anonymity,” but all thst could and drive. His almost uncontainable exwe have Leila Mac change if ‘Threads’ continues to build on citement is infectious, made even more great for the group.” the solid foundation laid down by 2008’s appealing through a gracious humble“The Invisible Line”. Though still relative- ness and appreciation of his fortunate The recording proce ly unheard of in the UK, the then British situation. “My life is so different to what it former partner-in-cr duo achieved acclaim for the record over was then. I am travelling the world now fold. Now with full c the other side of the big pond. “I am go- and have a different circle of friends. The me a songwriter is has moved away fro ing back to America to do some shows drive that makes over there. I wasn’t expecting it all. the same. Its thanks to iTunes and I ’ m the internet. We are

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