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Temples let their freak flag fly on ‘Strange or Be Forgotten’

The second track from the British psych-rockers' sophomore album is a catapult into the cosmos

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Photo by Ed Miles

British psych-rockers Temples have delivered another heroic dose of euphoric indie pop with ‘Strange or Be Forgotten,’ the second single from the band’s sophomore album, Volcano. The song lifts off its feet during the bridge before catapulting into the cosmos with a soaring, ethereal chorus (which bears a resemblance to the theme from The Neverending Story). Volcano is due March 3rd via Fat Possum.

In a press release, Temples described Volcano as an experience of sonic exploration that occurred after their debut, Sun Structures – an album which the band self-produced in the home of frontman James Bagshaw. Bassist Thomas Warmsley said of Volcano: “we discovered a lot as we went along, and the excitement at having done so radiates outwards.”

Volcano is the latest entry in a cresting wave of contemporary psychedelic indie rock that includes Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Baywaves.


Watch the video for Volcano‘s first single, ‘Certainty’:

Temples Volcano cover art:

temples band volcano art

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