On September 24th, the Fillmore hosted the psychedelic U.K. band Temples, who looked every bit as 60’s acid rock as they sounded. Draped in fringe, flares, and suede, against a video backdrop of what looked like a highly colorized pot of oil mixing with water, the four-piece set harmonized and guitar-hooked the audience into a mellow delirium.
Founded in Kettering, England only two years ago, Temples has been making waves in the music scene since Heavenly Recordings discovered their first self-produced tracks on YouTube in 2012. Since then, the group has been touring Europe and the US, spreading the energy of their mystical, technicolor sounds one show at a time. At the set this past Wednesday, their relatively brief hour-long performance was a transporting journey through a vividly surreal reality of glam-soaked rock melodies and cruising 12-string pitches. With a sound reflecting a range of influences, from retro funk to modern synthpop, Temples finds contemporary competition in bands like Tame Impala and the Flaming Lips. If you are interested in experiencing the hypo-grooves in person, Temples will be touring until December of this year and their tour dates can be found on their website, templestheband.com.