Before Temples had even pressed an album, Noel Gallagher of Oasis was already touting them as the “best new band in Britain.” Having released their highly anticipated debut  Sun Structures last month, this Midlands-based quartet has surely been eager to live up to the hype.

The album draws its influences from decades of psychedelic music; its style occupies a space somewhere between the Yardbirds and Tame Impala. Haunting vocals and piercing guitars provide a kaleidoscopic ambience from start to end, and while rarely wandering into unchartered musical territory, the results are undeniably satisfying.

Track after track of well-orchestrated rock and roll showcases the band’s impressive songwriting ability, from the booming riffs of the titular “Sun Structures” to the catchy melodies in “Test of Time.” Declarations of ex-Oasis personnel aside, lovers of psychedelic music certainly have been given a reason to await what the future holds for Temples.

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