Thursday, 22 August 2013

Temples - Keep In The Dark

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


We were lucky enough to catch on to Temples very early on and cover their debut single. Also, they were included in our Sound Of 2013 list and our friends over at SoundsXP are also fans. One live report for that site gave the singles a highly favourable write up, but suggested that the band overall still have work to do until enough material is of that same quality so they have the building blocks of what has the potential to be a phenomenal debut album. Well, a couple of singles have passed since that review, and we're all in agreement that Temples are firmly on course to achieve what we're all hoping for.

The band have announced details of their next single, 'Keep In The Dark', which will be available to buy in physical forms from October 7th. Good news though, we get to hear it now. The leaders of the new psychedelic pack keep the psych going on this number which harks back to the '60s pioneers, but also incorporated a glam feel. This could be T.Rex had they been around five years earlier (well they were in a different incarnation, but not like this). It's another sterling, stomping and colourful melodic trip through fantastical sounds. Temples are steadily getting together that collection of top-notch songs, be prepared for a potentially outstanding debut.



Temples' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

FRI 23 AUG Rock en Seine 2013, Saint Cloud, France
FRI 23 AUG Leeds Festival 2013, Leeds, UK
FRI 23 AUG Reading Festival 2013, Reading, UK
FRI 13 SEP Festival Number 6 2013, Portmeirion, UK
SAT 14 SEP Southsea Festival 2013, Portsmouth, UK
WED 25 SEP Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
THU 03 OCT Boileroom,Guildford, UK
FRI 04 OCT Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
SAT 05 OCT O2 Academy 2 Leicester, Leicester, UK
TUE 08 OCT Queens Social Club, Sheffield, UK
WED 09 OCT King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
THU 10 OCT Electric Circus, Edinburgh, UK
FRI 11 OCT The Brickyard, Carlisle, UK
SAT 12 OCT Reds Bar, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
MON 14 OCT Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
TUE 15 OCT The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK
WED 16 OCT The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK
THU 17 OCT The Duchess, York, UK
THU 17 OCT Sŵn Festival 2013, Cardiff, UK
SAT 19 OCT Gathering 2013, Oxford, UK
MON 21 OCT Komedia Brighton, Brighton, UK
TUE 22 OCT Exeter Phoenix Exeter, UK
WED 23 OCT Thekla, Bristol, UK
THU 14 NOV Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, UK
FRI 15 NOV Electric Ballroom, London, UK
MON 18 NOV The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, US
TUE 19 NOV The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI, US
WED 20 NOV Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON, Canada
THU 21 NOV Petit Campus, Montreal, QC, Canada
FRI 22 NOV Great Scott, Allston, MA, US
SAT 23 NOV Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA, US
MON 25 NOV The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, US
TUE 26 NOV Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY, US
WED 27 NOV DC9, Washington, DC, US
SAT 30 NOV Hostess Club Weekender 2013, Tokyo, Japan





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