Frontman-producer James Bagshaw’s carefully constructed simulacrum of psych-rock’s gilded age was consummately done, but it felt more like the work of a highly skilled artisan than an all-seeing auteur. [7] The second single "Strange or Be Forgotten" was released on 10 January 2017. Holy euphoria, holy synthesizers, holy keyboards, holy ’60s hair, Temples is back! Tweet. both albums are worth owning. WhatsApp. Album Review: Temples seemingly came out of nowhere in early 2014 with their debut album Sun Structures.Packed with fully-formed neo-psychedelic pop and cavernous space rock, Sun Structures set the bar high … For my 719th review, Temples expands their sound on their sophomore release for an album just as smart, melodic, and potent as their superb debut. Psychedelic mischief-making from the Kettering quartet ... Facebook. Best of all is the note-perfect approximation of The Kinks going space-glam with Brian Eno manning the controls on ‘Roman God-Like Man’. Album Rating: 3.0thank you for your kind comment and for that ''dear'', that put a smile on my face, for some reason. Nothing exciting enough to wake up at night. Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2018. 8.0 | DIY. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Volcano is the second studio album by English psychedelic rock band Temples, released on 3 March 2017 by Heavenly Records. Here at GATRS, the album that we have most been anticipating is Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2017. Yet whereas the artists they were most obviously indebted to – think early Bowie and Pink Floyd, Nazz and T. Rex – employed subversive humour and acid-fried absurdity, Temples themselves were masters of surface-level psychedelia: less a state of mind, more a feat of engineering. I've listened to Sun Structures dozens of times before popping the cap off Volcanoes, and while this doesn't sound quite as Beatlesesque as Structures, it's every bit as infectious, and quite a bit more catchy. New artists undoubtedly battle between the desire to branch out into new musical territories (so as to not get pigeonholed into one "sound") and the desire to expand their audience with a more "accessible" sound. Great album, but meh pressing. Twitter. Volcano is not a mediocre album, but it could very easily be one. Album Rating: 3.0I think I prefer this to Sun Structures. it sounds slick and all, but the sound and feel they are going after is pure 70s to me. After debut ‘Sun Structures’ was lavished with critical acclaim, charting in 18 countries and sending Temples on sell-out nationwide tours, it was hard to imagine how they might follow up on this success. Some of the tracks boast a sci-fi-esque quality — ‘All Join In’ wouldn’t sound out of place in a dramatic space film, with its poppy intro. [16], SHARES. Temples return with their neo-psychedelic follow-up to their neo-psychedelic debut Sun Structures. So crisp and smooth. Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound OffNice review Mytho, have my pos 'cos I was at the concert you are mentioning. so incredibly memorable and musically transcendent. Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018, while their first album is a classic that will be seen as such as time goes on, this album is good too, and some moments of greatness as well. [9] A third single, "Born into the Sunset", was released on 27 February 2017. [5], "Certainty" was released as a single in September 2016. Some moments strike like Tame Impala lite, others soar and don’t look back. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Named Rough Trade’s Album of the Year, and becoming the biggest selling vinyl album in independent record shops of 2014, the Heavenly quartet had a huge weight on their … Irrelevant fact but who cares haha, Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound OffI loved Sun Structures so much, so when I saw this release I was really excited. While I do listen to MP3s at work and in the car, I prefer listening to vinyl at home for the sound quality and experience. Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2017. The album is huge step by Temples, they have created a sound that is unique to their previous album but, still a compliment to Sun Structures. A few good songs, with the last one being the best. After debut ‘Sun Structures’ was lavished with critical acclaim, charting in 18 countries and sending Temples on sell-out nationwide tours, it was hard to imagine how they might follow up on this success. "Temples announce details of their album 'Volcano' & a new video for 'Certainty. the first one is way better, but that is not in question. Temples is truly one of the greatest bands to come along since The Beatles. As much as I loved Sun Structures I don't really get this one. thanks to Jillboard100 for the outro video design - definitely check out the channel: If you want to read the review in text, or check out any additional reviews I've done so far, go to for more. Yet, much like its predecessor, ‘Volcano’ has a knack for winning you over: opening track ‘Certainty’, with its squelchy Moog bassline and lysergic Disney hook, is a sheer sonic marvel, while elsewhere the band’s sonic palette has been expanded to include the pulsing, proggy motorik of ‘Open Air’ and baroque chamber-psych of ‘(I Want To Be Your) Mirror’.