Now Playing: Temple – Dagger
In the press release South London based multi instrumentalist Temple has been described as sitting somewhere between Black Sabbath and Killing Joke. The video for Dagger paints a sonic doom-scape, filled with tales of agoraphobic stargazers and apocalyptic soothsayers, booth haunting and heavy.
Two months prior to the London riots, Temple was vigorously writing and recording an album that distilled his belief that mankind is now witnessing the dawn of this new era – at a time where humanity was tested to breaking point. Consumed with a sense of urgency, Temple’s captivating debut album ‘Ultra’ features thick layers of contaminated guitars, swirling synths and doomed out vocals that become the backdrop to an album capturing the spirit of our times. Violence, regret, love and loneliness, spilled out through verse throughout the album.
Stand out tracks include ‘Fill Your Eyes’ stomp like a gypsy curse running through the Romany bloodline of Temple, telling tales of man consumed with love for the universe. Our featured track ‘Dagger’ shows war paint being applied in preparation for the intellectual battle ahead for the oldest story in the book, Good Vs Evil, divide and conquer is literally represented in it’s video, shot an edited in Temple’s kitchen. The very same kitchen the entire album was conceived.
Temple approached mixing engineer Kenny Jones, to mix the live drums and home made recordings into one coherent doomful soundscape. Kenny’s previous recording projects range from The Smiths ‘Hatful Of Hollow’ Lee Scratch Perry and a Temple personal favorite The God Machine ‘One Last Laugh in a Place of Dying’. Naweed Ahmed of Whitfield Mastering, whose clients include Def Jam, Jay Z and Elle Goulding added the final masterful touches. The future may seem bleak to Temple, but until suchtimes, the gospel will continue... “To the End…let it begin”