English group Temples has provided a sanctuary for psychedelic music lovers since singer-guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Walmsley banded together in 2012. Joined by keyboardist-guitarist Adam Smith and drummer Samuel Toms, the now-fully-fleshed-out Temples released their debut album Sun Structures in 2014.
This past month saw the release of Temples’ second album, Volcano. Like Sun Structures, Volcano features twelve songs that explore comparable elements of psychedelia and indie rock, but with higher technical confidence (especially given that it was recorded and self-produced in their home studio) and a more distinctive sound. Last week at the Four Seasons, Temples conjured up tones from Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd with “Roman Godlike Man,” a modern-day psychedelic subculture anthem that reminds you to let your psych flag fly.
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