A Londoner by birth, Alice Temple has done and been a variety of things in her life. She is notable for having been the first female UK and European BMX champion, was an ’80’s club kid staple alongside Boy George and London’s Blitz Kids, a top fashion model shot by the world’s finest such as Mario Testino and Bruce Weber and of course, an acclaimed musician.
Alice Temple began her music career with collaborator Eg White (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Kylie Minogue) at the age of twenty. Their project, Eg and Alice released only one critically-lauded album of elegant, romantic pop called '24 Years of Hunger' in 1991 (Q Magazine has named the album one of the Best of the 20th Century).
After a short stint in Los Angeles, Alice returned to London. While writing and collaborating with Eg, Alice caught the attention of James Lavelle, one half of trip hop pioneers, UNKLE, an experimental electronic project with DJ Shadow. She was brought in to contribute to UNKLE’s 1998 'Psyence Fiction’ album on Mo Wax which featured contributions from Thom Yorke, Badly Drawn Boy, Richard Ashcroft and Mike D. Alice’s piece for the Top 10 album, "Bloodstain," won her critical acclaim.
She returned to working with Eg, and together they put together her 1999 solo debut 'Hang Over', released on V2.
In 2005, Alice joined forces with actress, writer, musician Lucie Barât to form The Fay Wrays.
2018 sees the long-awaited release of 'The End' via Brooklyn indie, Peace Bisquit. Alice delivers a searing new set of self-produced, soul baring and lyrical indie pop with a venerable, take-no-prisoners bite. For the trainspotters and fans, the album also includes a couple favorite selections from Alice’s previous self-released full length,'Be With You In A Minute' which is long out of print and no longer available.
Of the new album, Alice concedes,”The concept for making 'The End' was simple. Just me in my bedroom writing songs about how I was feeling at the moment. That goes for the style of each song as well. It’s all about moods and feelings.”
Listen: The End