Tempers, aka New York-based duo Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, create these cold, sinister electro beats, and let these pop melodies set sail over the top of things. There’s something on the past of both parties that infects the music – Jasmine, born of Latvian-Iranian descent, who grew up in Paris and London brings an worldly art background, whilst Eddie spent years in Berlin, releasing music on labels such as !K7 and Eskimo.
Ahead of the release of their debut self-produced album Services, the band have released a new track, Trains. It’s full of these stuttering, bubbling synths that bleed their cold chords all over the underbelly of the track. Elsewhere, with these driving drums and Golestaneh’s dark vocals along with the guitars – cutting through with their insistent lines, the whole thing sits within this industrial, gothy landscape.
The album is released digitally and on vinyl [catalogue no.: a+w 011] on 23 October via Berlin-based label Aufnahme + Wiedergabe.