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BESTBAND of the DAY, Temple Avenue

Posted: September 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Temple Avenue Temple Avenue… …an alternative rock band based in the North East of the UK. Their music is a raw mix of rock, grunge and punk, with influences ranging from Smashing Pumpkins, N…

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Temple Avenue…
…an alternative rock band based in the North East of the UK. Their music is a raw mix of rock, grunge and punk, with influences ranging from Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana to 3 Colours Red.
Uncomplicated and stripped back, Temple Avenue’s style has no room for pretentiousness or egotistical flamboyance; they’ve taken the bells and whistles and thrown them from a high speeding car, turned the radio up and not looked back.
Temple Avenue started life in mid 2013 under the name ‘Alter The Republic’, and quickly gained momentum during their first year. Support slots included Tek-One at the O2 Academy, hard rock band Fallen Red at Think Tank and opening for Saints of Arcadia at the highly successful launch of their debut EP “XI.MMXIV” as well as runners up for the 2014 Guitar Guitar sponsored Battle of the Bands at the legendary Trillians Rock Bar in Newcastle.
Early demos of two tracks “Black Box” and “Remedy” were quickly picked up by a number of independent radio stations, with local newspapers also providing support, helping to establish their name across the local scene.
After a couple of line up changes, the band felt a change of name was appropriate. Temple Avenue was conceived from the confused looks on people’s faces when faced with the question “sorry, Alter the What?”
The final third of 2015 has seen the trio, Craig (vocals and guitar), Martin (Bass and beard) and Dom (drums and vocals) refining their sound and writing new material. When discussing their writing process, the lads state they try not to take themselves too serious, but collectively agree that no single member should try to take artistic control of the music.
In May 2015 the band finally released their debut self titled EP. Available on CD and through a variety of digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, the EP has been well received by local media and the modest following the lads have brought together.

Craig Brown (vocals, guitar) Martin Hudson (bass) Dom Aitkenhead (drums, vocals)

This note from their website  “with the help of Stephen and Anne at RNE Records, we released ‘By The River’. Thank you for the continued support, great comments and feedback we have received regarding the track. It’s been overwhelming to have had so many awesome things said. If you’re new to us, take a peek at the snippet of ‘By The River’ by clicking the link 

https://soundcloud.com/temple-avenue/by-the-river-snippet

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Disappeared

A ‘Big’ guitar song which would not sound out of place on a long lost Nirvana cd. Lovely pounding bass guitar sound from Martin Hudson complements the hammer drums of Dom Aitkenhead perfectly.Nice light and shade between the verses choruses which showcases the excellent voice of Craig Brown. How a 3 piece Band can make this much beautiful racket is beyond me but I bet this song is a killer in a live setting.!!

Black Box

Gorgeously filthy bass guitar intro piles nicely into another uptempo rocker.Another great mix on this song, drums big and punchy, good separation on the guitars and the vocals with great harmonies cut through very nicely.No doubt another live fave !!

Nowhere to Be

Nice “Nirvana” -sounding intro.Great arrangement keeps up the interest and another great performance from each member, stars all round here.

Cela Dor

Total departure on this song ! tasty acoustic/vocal intro this time, once again showcasing the excellent voice of Craig.The Harmonies are spot on too.Beautiful mix again when the tasty guitar solo kicks in to take the song to the next level,  full of passion, harmony and vigour.Excellent stuff.

Temple Avenue

TEMPLE AVENUE deserve to be checked out immediately.Do so…….. now !!!!!

ADE FISHER