mp3: YOOFS – Toy Organ

Carefree, sun-drenched garage rock from the UK… need I say more?  Aight fine.  YOOFS aren’t the most original band making music now, but as I’ve come to learn more and more during this year that really doesn’t matter much when music is good.  “Toy Organ” packs a whole lot into a lean 3 minutes including a power guitar solo, a …

pkelly94mp3: YOOFS – Toy Organ

mp3: Temple Songs – She’s Away

Another week, another new irresistible jangle-pop single from Temple Songs.  “She’s Away” is one of the sweetest songs Temple Songs have ever written and finds the boys channeling their inner-“I Wanna Hold Your Hand” era Beatles.  If you’re a pre-pubescent boy and you want to win the hearts of that girl in your 7th grade math class, learn the chords …

pkelly94mp3: Temple Songs – She’s Away

Video: Temple Songs – I Can’t Look After You

Despite the wave of Manchester-based fuzz-pop and punk groups that dominated our blog in 2012, Temple Songs have managed to rise above and outlast the rest as clear standouts.  I’ve written the story a few times now, but I never expected Temple Songs to be where they are now after listening to their (really just Jolan’s) earliest material.  It’s been …

pkelly94Video: Temple Songs – I Can’t Look After You

mp3: Temple Songs – Dinosaur Alley

Temple Songs have come a long long way since I listened to their first very exciting yet very rough-edged 15 Bygones tape.  Due to what I can only assume are amazing performances around England and a constant stream of catchy jangly rock, Temple Songs are finally putting out their proper premier release as a full band.  Cheers. -PK

pkelly94mp3: Temple Songs – Dinosaur Alley

mp3: Temple Songs – Passed Caring

Whether he’s making music as Pink Teens or Temple Songs, Jolan Lewis is a goddamn hook writing genius.  “Passed Caring” is an unsurprisingly care-free punk romper with plenty of punch packed into it’s 3 minutes.  For anyone who still isn’t convinced that Temple Songs are a legit band with “good” instrumentalists, just check out the guitar freakout/solo that carries the …

pkelly94mp3: Temple Songs – Passed Caring

EP: Fruit Tones & Pink Teens – Hamlovers

When going through the embarrassing amount of unread emails currently in our inbox, I often go by the philosophy “anything by Temple Songs or Pink Teens will be amazing”.  With this new split EP along with Fruit Tones, that philosophy has yet to let me down.  I don’t know if Pink Teens is completely replacing Temple Songs as the main …

pkelly94EP: Fruit Tones & Pink Teens – Hamlovers