Concert preview: Temples channels ’60s psychedelia to become Britain’s best band

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From the April 24, 2014 edition

Psychedelic rock is persistent, and Temples is a representative case-in-point. The British band invokes those sounds founded in the ’60s by the likes of latter-day Beatles or King Crimson, showing that sonic psychedelia is still wiggling its way into 21st-century artists.

It's easy to use the descriptor “nostalgia” here, but the band that has been boasted as the best in Britain today by Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr is much more firmly planted — more rock, less ventures into psychedelic space — compared to its 50-year-old counterparts.