Temples

Zo Lief
Monday 06/02/2023
  • Temples
  • Zo Lief
  • Date: Monday 06/02/2023
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £15/£18
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach

Sensational neo-psychedelia band Temples will return to Clwb Ifor Bach in February 2023. The British band boast catchy melodies and dreamy synths that are clouded in a psychedelic haze.

 

“Doing something different with a pop song, breaking the convention of verses and choruses– it’s something we always keep in mind when we’re recording,” says bassist Tom Warmsley, who founded Temples with singer/guitarist James Bagshaw in the summer of 2012.

Looking like a West Coast psych band, Temples bear all the hallmarks of cosmic travellers. There’s the band name, for starters, there are track titles that sound like JG Ballard novels (Prisms, The Golden Throne, Sun Structures) and there’s the fact that they take incense sticks on the road with them. But if all of the above suggests Temples are backwards-lookin, think again. The Kettering four-piece’s music is a mix of scuzzy glam stomp, dreamy, 12-string-drenched folk-rock, droning psych and more – all given a 2013 spin. Retro is a dirty word.