TUNE Tempesst - Roller Coaster
release flamboyant psych-tinted new single ‘Roller Coaster’
second EP ‘Doomsday’ - OUT NOW
“Blissful psych-pop, get lost in the sonic hypnotism of their sunny grooves” - NOISEY
"Cuts through like a woozy soul classic” - NME
"A slice of psych nostalgia" - THE LINE OF BEST FIT
"Evokes the spirit of Fleet Foxes... rises and falls in gorgeous waves" - DIY
“Languid songwriting with a real vein of psychedelia" - CLASH
London based psych-folk rockers Tempesst release their second EP ‘Doomsday’, along with new single ‘Roller Coaster’. The new single, a song is a flamboyant psych-tinted, string-laden indie rock masterpiece.
First originating in Queensland, Australia on the Sunshine Coast around twin brothers Toma (vocals, guitars) and Andy Banjanin (drums) - after a move across the globe, the outfit is now rounded out by Eric Weber (guitars), Kane Reynolds (keys), and Blake Misipeka (bass), and they've have been making waves ever since.
The ‘Doomsday’ EP - released via Pony Recordings, is the stunning follow up to the band’s acclaimed, 'Adult Wonderland' EP. This new body of work stands as a bold and exciting step forward for the quintet. They consistently display that they’re evolving and maturing with every release, experimenting with more instruments, layers and sounds.
Tracked in just four days this past January, Toma explained: "We really wanted to make a big step up sonically with this EP. We wanted the tracks to sound quite classic, with 60s / 70s influence but also very current / relevant, with nods to psych, folk, indie and alternative bands around now.”
The in-the-moment, organic process highlights the band's live, raw, untethered aesthetic, which rivals counterparts like Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Caveman. "We were still completing arrangements the night before the session started," he adds. "It’s a lot more creative to work this way rather then perfecting the songs in pre-production and then just re-recording parts in the studio."
Immortalising off the cuff conversations about the daily anxieties, overstimulation, and constant temptation that exists when living in a metropolitan city like London - the ‘Doomsday’ EP is another compelling addition to the band’s ever-growing catalogue.
The EP’s title track arrived earlier this year to praise from all corners of the globe. A psych-tinged indie rock behemoth, the track comments on a ‘meaning of life’ spiral which frontman and songwriter Toma Banjanin has found himself in of late. Opening track ‘A Little Bit Of Trouble’ recounts an ill-fated encounter in a London pub, with some less than courteous locals. Closing out the new release is ‘Eric’s Dream’ - originally penned by the band’s guitarist Eric Weber, he’d had the song hidden away for a moment, before introducing it to the band during a studio session towards the end of 2017. The song reflects the sleeplessness, anxiety and the lucid dreams that he found are a byproduct of life in their new hometown.
Tempesst have had an extremely exciting 18 months. Back-to-back showcases (The Great Escape, NME Awards, Live At Leeds), festivals (Bushstock, Southsea Fest, Hackney Wonderland) and impressive live stints alongside Mystery Jets, The Veils, The Temper Trap, Albert Hammond Jr, JET and GUM (Jay Watson, Tame Impala) have propelled them firmly into the spotlight.
Continuing to climb the proverbial ladder; the band are hotly tipped, ones-to-watch-listed and publicly adored by the likes of Noisey, DIY, NME, Drowned In Sound, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, The 405, BBC Radio 6 Music (Lauren Laverne), Radio X (Maz Tappuni, Communion Presents) and triple j.
Fresh from sold-out London headline dates at The Shacklewell Arms, The Lexington and The Moth Club - the band have recently announced a UK and European tour in supoport of the new EP. Dates and info available below.
15 Paris, Olympic Cafe
18 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
19 Glasgow, Broadcast
20 Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
21 Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
23 Manchester, Castle Hotel
24 Bristol, Crofters Rights
25 Cardiff, Gwidihw
27 London, The Victoria Dalston
29 Southampton, Heartbreakers