Temps will release new album ‘PARTY GATOR PURGATORY’ later this year.
The project is led by James Acaster, and was sparked by the comedian’s sudden switch in careers during the pandemic. Embarking on the comedian to musician pipeline, he recruited a number of guest voices along the way, transforming Temps from a solo endeavour to a 40 strong international outing.
‘PARTY GATOR PURGATORY’ brings these ideas together, with James Acaster as master-of-ceremonies. So, you can expect guest verses from rappers like Open Mike Eagle, Denmark Vessey, Yoni Wolf and Wheelchair Sports Camp; or, you can soak up huge pop melodies from Montaigne, Law Holt, Mal Devisa and Xenia Rubinos.
A project that refuses to be hemmed in, Temps also finds room for genre-less voyagers, such as NNAMDÏ, Gaston Bandimic, Me oh Myriorama and Babar Luck.
Out via Bella Union on May 19th, it brings together two years of work. “I became completely obsessed with this project,” states Acaster. “It was all I focused on for two years and we ended up making my favourite thing ever. I hope people enjoy it.”
From the hand-drawn artwork to the videos, James Acaster’s stamp is on everything to do with Temps. New single ‘bleedthemtoxins’ is out now, matching alt-rock against wonky hip-hop and even the odd jazz flourish.
As ever, James Acaster leads from the front, donning the titular alligator costume to surprise the denizens of East London and Victoria Park.
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