Bringing On the Psych – Temples at The Crocodile

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Photo courtesy of Temples’ official website

Psychedelic synthesizers, mind-expanding melodies, and catchy danceable rhythms: these are really the only three things I’m hoping Temples will bring to The Crocodile on this Tuesday, October 18. The psych-rock four-piece out of Kettering, England formed in 2012, released an incredible album in 2014 called Sun Structures, and just put out a new single called “Certainty” in September. Temples are a pretty clear derivative of their English psych-rock predecessors such as Cream and the Yardbirds. This influence is pretty evident in tracks such as “Shelter Song,” where the bright guitar riffs and call-and-response vocals are reminiscent of Eric Clapton and George Harrison.

I’m expecting their concert to be, for a lack of a better word (good thing I’m a writer), hype. What makes Temples unique in modern psych-rock is their coherence. They’re not a group that loses their notes in the fuzz of their amplifiers, and this transparency reveals the raw talent in what they write.

The show is on October 18th at The Crocodile at 8 p.m., with Triptides as their opener. You can get tickets here.


JASON MCCUE | Wazooo | Promotions Director & Venue Manager

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