Tempers is a New York based outfit headed by singer and songwriter Jasmine Golestaneh, melting low-lit poetic synth-pop with hints of techno, shoegaze and post-punk.
Widely influenced by Fleetwood Mac via Kraftwerk to Joy Division and upbringing between London and New York, Tempers evolved quickly into their singular identity on debut album 'Services', including underground dancefloor hit 'Strange Harvest'. The 2017 EP 'Fundamental Fantasy' was released as a result of The Vinyl Factory’s Volcano Extravaganza artist residency on the Aeolian island of Stromboli. Tempers’ interest in the arts led to the 2018 release 'Junkspace feat. Rem Koolhaas', a concept album set in a shopping mall, collaborating with famed architect Rem Koolhaas through samples of interviews deconstructing the architecture of consumerism. 2019's full length 'Private Life' progressed their cinematic aesthetic into more introspective landscapes, and featured their most popular track to date, 'Capital Pains'. The recent 'New Meaning’ is the 2022 sophomore album on Dais Records, including the single ‘Unfamiliar’ and the 3D animated video-art for ‘Sightseeing’. The record is accompanied by a book of album inspired hand made collage art by Golestaneh (Old Habits Publishing).
Alongside numerous live performances, 2023 marks an innovation for the band: the evolution from a duo setup with producer Eddie Cooper to an enhanced set of collaborations, both live and on recordings, led by Jasmine Golestaneh.
Recent highlights include festivals like Levitation Austin, Hipnosis Mexico, Synästhesie Berlin, Grauzone The Hague, special events like at the Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh and sold out headline shows at Elsewhere Brooklyn, Zebulon LA, Kantine am Berghain Berlin and Moth Club London.
|Cold Hearted Festival
- TESS PARKS