If a punk fan heard the Templars without knowing anything about their background, it would be perfectly logical for him to assume that they were from England. Comparable to Cock Sparrer and Reducers SF, the Templars favor an extremely British punk sound and are obviously great admirers of England's Oi! bands and pub rockers. But the Templars, who enjoy a relatively small yet enthusiastic following, are not based in London or Manchester -- the band is actually based in New York. The Templars show no awareness of ‘90s/2000s emocore bands like blink-182, Fenix TX, the Sloppy Meateaters, and Green Day; their approach to punk is strictly old-school, and their stomping yet melodic work is a throwback to pioneering U.K. punk bands like the Clash, Sham 69, the Sex Pistols, the Damned, and the Buzzcocks. However, the Templars had been together seven years before they finally performed in Europe, and they had been together ten years when they played their first British gig -- which is ironic when one considers how British they sound.