“2013 was an exciting introduction from Temple Songs. Having released two storming singles; ‘Passed Caring’ and ‘I Cant Look After You’, both through RIP Records. The band have gained some notable accolades from the likes of NME, This Is Fake DIY, The Line Of Best Fit and The Independent to name but a few. Zane Lowe also regularly championed the group on his BBC Radio One show as well as numerous plays from BBC 6 Music shows such as Lauren Laverne and Radcliffe & Macconie. Temple Songs is the brainchild of the prolific front man and writer Jolan Lewis (23), who released a confusing amount of music last year under several different guises. After being thrown out of London’s Toe-Rag Studios, the group headed back to Manchester so that Lewis could produce the track in his own studio, crafting his own unique vision of the track. ‘Point Of Origin’ maintains Temple Songs’ penchant for instantly catchy pop melodies reminiscent of early Beatles material, however Lewis’ unique style of production takes them in a direction much more at home with the current lo-fi scene of home town Manchester”.
Temple Songs can be excused for providing some exultant relief from any of those archetype Guitar-Pop rhythms, their luxurious take on well-worn melodic routes and lyrical dislocation is brilliant. The new track ‘Point Of Origin’ nestles comfortably between wonderful 60’s Power-Pop and delicately high-concept Indie, it’s encouraging to see unvarnished chord shapes used in such a retrospective way. You can catch Temple Songs live in Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester over the next four nights.
“The track ‘Point Of Origin’, his third single with London based RIP Records, is pure sugary lofi garage pop. Think DNA or Theoretical Girls if they tried to sound like The Beatles. It’s melody twists and turns, unfolding in a surprising but always satisfying way; locking you in and dragging you through a psychedelic honey flavoured trip. Whilst soaring through its gleaming sonic walls in a whirl of bliss, Lewis delves deep into the alienating and sometimes fracturing experience of growing up. It’s an interesting dichotomy and presents Lewis at his lyrical best”.
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