Discovery: 26 Temples

26 Temples are an animated alt-rock band a la Gorillaz who have just released their short but punchy debut single Le River.

By Graeme Smith

26 Temples is made up of Karlos the Koala and Terry the Yorkshire Terrier. If that makes them sound like a pair of children’s entertainers, their new track Le River puts that misapprehension to bed. The track blends hip hop vocals with funky bass and drums. At less than two minutes, it’s short and sweet and I suspect provides just a taste of what 26 Temples can deliver.

Local listeners may make out some backing vocals from Harrison Rimmer towards the end. He produced and co-wrote the track. Check out Le River below.