We’d reviewed TEMPESST’s single ‘Feel Better’ like 9 months ago, and we were fabulously into it. We stated: “Feel Better by Tempesst, a four member alternative dream rock band, is quite the ninja – sneaking up on us with cloud cast slide guitars, drenched with lyrical molasses – tempting and sweet. It’s tasty, 70’s, plus 90’s alt rock sensibility – all wrapped into one roll-up.”
Like a ‘fruit roll-up’, to be exact.
Now we’re here, in 2018, with TEMPESST’s single ‘Doomsday’. It’s the same, and it crushes it with the dynamic vocals and psychedelic sensibilities that exudes from the band.
‘Doomsday’ is about ‘meaning of life’ their reps tell us. But we think it’s one more step in that evolutionary thinking.
Representing yourself in this vast Universe is hard. But salvation can be achieved in that ‘nano-second’. And we think Toma Banjanin has gone through the hurdles of thought-provoking experiments before and continues to. For there is no output like ‘Doomsday’ without that genesis.
“I have been caught in a ‘meaning of life’ spiral which I guess is pretty normal in your 20’s. It’s the first time that I’ve felt so aware of my mortality and it probably doesn’t help that the Facebook and Netflix algorithms keep feeding me documentaries on the topic! Doomsday is about one of my many anxious spirals.”
And that’s where we are.
Humans that is.
We’re still here, existing, living, hurting, loving, hating – but all without the ‘final’ answer.
Guess it’s better this way.
Makes things interesting, no?
Anywho, the guys in TEMPESST is London based, but Queensland Australia born and grown.