Kettering’s neo-psych rockers Temples have here crafted a truly mesmerising debut album. It commences verging on Beach Boys conviviality before evolving seamlessly into a Simon & Garfunkel-like classic folk marvel, a melting pot of euphonic sounds.
James Bagshaw’s crooning vocals take you on a stroll along an LA beach, which climaxes around an English campfire, at Stonehenge, on the Summer Solstice. This musical onion of an album, even in its most sombre, Syd Barrett-recalling moments, spreads the epitome of harmony with waves of musical bliss that you cannot help but indulge in.
It’s the sound of ‘60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day.
Words: Lizzie Goodman
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