Temples were and continue being one of pop psychedelia great promises. As if blessed by the halo and grace of Tame Impala, the formation lead by James Edward Bagshaw debuted with a brilliant Sun Structures (Heavenly Records / Pias, 2014). An album that showed British band’s sound: luminous melodies, rhythms inspired by the sixties and clear references of neo-psychedelia. Despite having set the bar very high, his return four years later with Volcano (Heavenly Records / Pias, 2017) exceeded all expectations. A second album that strengthened his sound by adding a good dose of synthesizers and showed that their excellent debut was not a stroke of luck.
Temples have announced details of a new album. The now-trio will release ‘Hot Motion’, their third full-length and follow-up to 2017’s ‘Volcano’ on 27th September. They’ve also shared the title track from the album, about “the tensions of desire, dreams and nightmares,” alongside a video. Very soon at Vida Festival.
Soledad Vélez, Chilean singer-songwriter based in Valencia, began her career in 2010 with Four Reasons to Sing, a debut EP that showed a personal sound close to folk and eclectic rock. A style that little by little she has left behind to get into the most vintage electronic music. Proof of this is her latest album Nuevas Épocas (Subterfuge Records, 2018), an album sung entirely in Spanish and that stands out for the use of synthesizers and keyboards. This summer at Vida Festival.
Known for their memorable live shows and their controversy, Fat White Family returns after three years of silence with a new studio album Serfs Up! (Domino Records, 2019). An album that continues with that dirty rock that navigates between post-punk and the psychedelia of previous albums like Songs For Our Mothers (Fat Possum Records, 2016), but adds a more danceable touch with the use of synthesizers, as it’s shown in their first single “Feet”.
Kids from Mars are, clearly, one of the young promises of the Catalan music scene. With only 15 years old, the duo lead by Roger and Óscar managed to attract the attention of both the specialized media and the audience with a two releases, “August” and “The Words I Already Said”, characterized for an elegant electronics based on pop tunes. Both songs show the way their EP debut will be. Tonight at Heliogàbal and this summer at Vida Festival.
Balthazar was one of the great discoveries of VIDA 2016. An elegant, warm and bright pop, signed by the tandem between Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Pérez, who captivated both the public and the specialized press. After four years of silence and enjoying at the last two editions of VIDA of their parallel projects -Warhaus and J. Bernardt-, Balthazar announces their long-awaited return with “Fever” (Play It Again Sam, 2019). A fourth studio album that will be released on January 25 and we can already enjoy the first single by the same name. Tonight at La 2 de sala Apolo.