DAVID reviews

12 April 2017

Temples: Strange or Be Forgotten

by Andrew MacGregor

Temples: “Strange or Be Forgotten” - 4 mins 07s

Temples tap Colonel Blimp’s James Beale for this underground photo shoot. Frontman James Bagshaw peeks through his considerable barnet to snap an eclectic cast. From musclemen covered in tattoos to human canvases, the band let their subjects do whatever their thing happens to be.

The promo celebrates those who defy easy or lazy categorization - something Temples know all too well. The band wear their psychedelic influences on their sleeves, and Bagshaw’s lyrics even nod to their retro heritage - ‘I am living in the past… caught up in the time of a different century’.

As for the track, ‘Strange or Be Forgotten’ brims with euphoric synths and keyboards. Even if it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, there’s enough craft and buoyancy to suggest the band won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

Film Production: Colonel Blimp Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: James Beale
Producer: Alistair Payne-James
Production M'ger: Abi Jones
1st AD: Spencer Wilson
2nd AD: Tom Wynbourne
Executive Producer: Paul Weston
Cinematography: Benjamin Wearing
Editor: Ben Crook @ Speade Ⓦ
Casting: Kharmel Cochrane
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