Temples

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Temples

Tipped by Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr (both ready with a thumbs-up for any decent ’60s throwbacks), analogue fetishists Temples play extremely retro psych-pop like a drier, more period-authentic Tame Impala. Their Heavenly Records debut album 'Sun Structures' is an impressive piece of work, but – and we'll be honest here – their live gigs lack a certain oomph. Still, the impenetrable mass of hair that sits atop lead singer James Bagshaw is almost worth the price of admission in itself.

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Martin Toms

With a 1,300 sell out at The Electric Ballroom Camden, this Kettering band could be the next big thing. A beautiful blend of melody and psychedelic rock really went down well. James and Tom have written some great songs between them. Sam Toms sets a lively and tight drum beat with much energy, Tom's bass playing is unusually tuneful and really sets the background introducing many of the rifs. Adam nicely kicks in with some memorable keyboard parts that stick in your mind for days (probably years). Fronted by James Bagshaw whose voice and look take you back to an earlier era, his performances just get better and better. Album out next year. Don't miss them.