When was the gig?
17 February 2005
Where was the gig?
Who was playing?
It's rare that you see a gig that leaves you open mouthed by the end of it. You just kind of look around at your friends and once the bands left the stage you just kind of go, "what the hell was that?!"
That’s how I felt the other night at the Live Lounge after seeing Temple. I saw them last summer cos a friend of mine knew the guitarists sister so I went along, and I really liked them then, but it felt like another good up and coming band, and that was that. But on Friday it really felt like something special.
I don't know all the song names but I know that their second song was “Ghost Story” cos I’ve heard it on a demo. That song’s just epic. The singing at the start of the song it great and edgy and his voice is just so authoritative you just got to listen. Their songs are just huge, epic songs, they're edgy and aggressive, but even then everyone in the crowd was just singing along I couldn't believe it, cos hardly anyones even heard of them when I speak to people about them.
They played a Beatles cover, “Tomorrow Never Knows” and I've never heard anything like it. It's one of the best covers I've ever heard, it’s got the dancy feel of the original but it’s really aggressive like the rest of their sound, so rocky and sexy really!
Another song I've heard on a demo is Mother Said and again, the whole crowd were singing along. It was so haunting, it sounds like a love song, and it sounds really sad, but it sounds really sleazy at the same time, and the music is just massive, their drummer is fantastic and, well all the band are, the music's just so exciting and big.
That's another thing that struck me; the euphoria that greeted the end of each song, like Come in Me. This was their second last song, (played after a burst of Billy Jean!). The cheers at the end of this song were like if you'd just seen Oasis or something, everyone was so excited and just loving what they were seeing.
Im not sure what their last song was called, but it summed up everything that happened before, a great tune that everyone was bopping along to, then a vocal that just ripped through the song, followed by this amazing ending with guitars and drums just getting faster and faster and bigger and bigger until it all descended into a fantastic mess of noise. It’s the kind of song you just wanna scream out loud to!
I’m so excited about this band. It seems ridiculous that a band that’s played in Jersey like this could go all the way but Temple are just amazing I just can’t wait for them to make it cos they will. They’re fantastic.
Rating: 10/10 - they were brilliant
A bit about you?
I've recently finished A-levels and im going to uni in September to study biology. I love animals and music and going to gigs and going out and going to the beach and stuff.
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