"We like the Byrds better than the Beatles, because the Beatles give too much away in their songs, while the Byrds still have something mysterious about them," says Tom Warmsley, bassist of the British psych-pop band Temples. Nevertheless one has to state that "Sun Structures" sounds to a considerable extent like the Beatles classic "Revolver". At least the album was the inspiration for the sound. At first glance this seems a bit disturbing, because it's so unbelievably out of time. On the other hand, when listening to "Sun Structures" you should remember the successful compatriots of The Coral who introduced this kind of psychedelia revival sound back into the pop scene more than ten years ago. Of course, such a retro reference is not enough to make an album an all-round success. But with Temples (as with The Coral) the songs are right: beguiling graceful melodies that wind their way through the structures and let the songs flash up as what they are, if you forget the retro-trimmed sound: wonderful pop songs.
Top Track: The Golden Throne