Friday, 21 February 2014

Track Of The Day: Temples - 'Sun Structures'

Temples only formed two years ago and have since blazed their way to critical acclaim with a number of outstanding singles, all of which are present on their awe inspiring debut album 'Sun Structures', which entered the Top 10 this week. 

Songwriters James Bagshaw (vocals/guitar) and Thomas Warmsley (bass/vocals) were previously members of mod revivalists The Moons, so a fondness for retro is something the pair have been known for. But there's a vitalising power in the music of Temples that transcends it above being a mere replica or imitation of the past. If anything, it invents its own version of the present, reconnecting with the far-out vibes of the 60's while bringing new ideas into the mix and always employing a refreshingly forward-thinking approach. The driving cosmic collision of the title track throws massive echo-drenched drums behind snapping eastern riffs and intense, spooked organ to create a wonder. By embedding an ear-catching sense of melody into their music and wiring the past to the present in an imaginative yet accessible way, Temples have raised the bar. The new wave of 21st century psychedelica produces a modern classic. Read my full album review HERE.

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