Tempers come to Studio 2 in Liverpool on 05/03/2020 as part of their European tour supporting their well-received third album “Private life”. Tempers are a NYC-based duo comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper. The duo’s dark, ice-cold electronica blends a sinister slow static disco with danceable beats, a hinting of pop sensibility imprisoned in an almost gothic, industrial soundscape. Their first album “Services” was released in 2015 and singles such as “eyes wide wider” and “Hell hotline” where produced by Damien Taylor (Bjork). “Services” has become a must have addition to the record collection of any dark electronic/post punk fan. Since the release of their first album Tempers have gone on to release a concept album based on the groundbreaking essay of architect Rem Koolhaas, and since this second album Tempers have gone on to play sell out shows across numerous major European cities, quickly gaining attention as a live act not to miss. For their third album Tempers have found a new home on Dais Records, who have a reputation for churning out some great and wonderful records. Private life builds on Tempers trademark sound of providing a dark, modern, post punk twist on European dance beats, but also provide more sombre songs and laid back dream pop sounds throughout the album. If you haven’t heard of Tempers already check out “Eyes wide wider” “Strange Harvest” “Capital Pains” & “Leonard Cohen afterworld” as a recommended starting point.
Main support come from French one man project Jessica93 who provides a powerful and emotional force of hypnotic loops, grungy riffs and cold beats, all wrapped up in an impressive sense of delicate and to-the-point song writing. As one man playing all instruments, along with a trusty drum machine; Jessica93 builds his music with layers – balancing the raw and minimalist with a trippy warmth. This sense of dream and romance is present in all his songs, sometimes numbed in an opiate high, sometimes as matter-of-fact melancholia. This isn’t some pedal-fest without substance, or, for that matter, a total downer – some of those beats sounds like John Bonham trapped inside an ice box, and the groove is undeniable. Something wants to reach out for sure, and on stage this part-shoegaze-part-grunge-part-cold-wave operation of one does just that: reaches out and goes for the stars. It might all get buried in a heap of dirty clothes once back on earth, but still. Using very little to achieve a lot – Jessica93 goes straight to the core of every aspect of his music – illuminating a brilliant songwriter in the process. Nothing to hide, nothing to lose.
Local support comes from the legendary RongoRongo, and anyone in the know on Merseyside knows that they never fail to provide a belter live show with their unique psychedelic, post punk and progressive pop tunes mixed in with emotive and theatrical performances from their front man Mick. God on my Right will open the show, who don’t always fit neatly into a single genre but can be described as Industrial or Dark Pop. They recently released an EP on deltasonic records and you can expect loud synth sounds, concrete splitting guitar accompanied by almost haunting vocals. Get down early to catch this boss live experience!
All this for £8! Boss value for money.