Hey readers of Sonic. I’ve got something to brighten up your Monday afternoon. It’s the new single from Southampton’s Temples of Youth. Three minutes of off-kilter post-punk and ‘90s cynicism, the track is about moral decline, alienation and growing old disgracefully.
Meeting your band through an advert seems to be something of an old school way to go about things, yet that’s exactly what happened with Southampton’s Temples of Youth. It’s a fitting genesis however, for a band who have always done things on their own terms.
Having cut their teeth in previous acts, Jo Carson and Paul Gumma decided with Temples of Youth, they were going to do things in a much more DIY fashion. As such Paul learnt to play bass, as well as record and produce, whilst Jo took on the role of marketing and focussed on getting the band some crucial early shows. This led to them playing Victorious Festival, The Great Escape and Blissfields as a duo.
Their latest single ‘Keen to be Clean’ looks set to do much the same. Three minutes of off-kilter post-punk and ‘90s cynicism, the track is about moral decline, alienation and growing old disgracefully.
Be sure to check out ‘Keen to be Clean’ when it’s released on July 1st!