Aside from singer Foxes, Benny Hill and the area’s newest superstar Sam Clark (you know, the guy that’s caught all 143 Pokemon in Pokemon GO) – Southampton isn’t well known for it’s wealth of talent. However, local band Temples of Youth are adding to the limited list with their unique and atmospheric music.

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The Southampton/Winchester based electronic group is comprised of just two people – Paul Gumma and Jo Carson who despite their limited numbers still manage to create a unique and refreshing sound. With Jo on percussion and Paul on guitar, the two artfully evoke ‘icy, electro-soul fantasy worlds’ and perfect ‘post-club comedowns’. Their sound, best described in their own words as ‘powerful female vocals, against a soundscape of ambient synth and shimmering guitar’ has been likened to that of London Grammar, Beach House and Daughter. Hailing further positive exposure, the band’s new single Churches has just premiered on Clash Music


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Recognising their talent, the BBC invited the duo to record a live session this past March in Brighton. Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens have also given the group airplay, Lamacq playing their first track Enso on his BBC6 Radio Show and Stephens playing their third – Dunes – on BBC Radio 1. Adding to their current accolades, the Temples of Youth were recently branded ‘The ones to watch in 2016’ by Selector Radio Show.

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The band has already provided support for many other bands and artists with their ‘unique, hazy and smokey sound’, including Inheaven, Sundara Karma and Declan Mckenna and are looking forward to their future supporting performances with ALL TVVINS and Sody.

Despite their increasing popularity, the group is remaining true to their roots and are set to perform at the Southampton venue The Joiners on the 10th of August.

The bands social media and music can be found below at the following links: