TEMPERS(us) live in Athens
“An insistent thump that’s halfway between Factory and Wax Trax!”
“Dark synths, atmospheric guitars, occasional propulsive beats, gloomy vocals and hypnotic song hooks”
“A slice of achingly melodic, drum machine-driven guitar: downcast and buoyant, terse and expansive, icy and sentimental”
“Tempers mix of both dark and light with industrial and gritty melodies makes for beats that are addictively catchy”
New York City duo Tempers, comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, specialise in a sleek strain of low-lit poetic synth-pop, with hints of house, techno, shoegaze & post-punk.
Widely influenced by Fleetwood Mac via Kraftwerk to Joy Division and their individual backgrounds in London and New York, the pair evolved quickly into their singular identity on debut album ‘Services’, including underground dancefloor hit ‘Strange Harvest’, which led to extensive international touring and sold out shows. Their 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 for the arts led to the 2018 release ‘Junkspace (feat. Rem Koolhaas)’, collaborating with famed architect Rem Koolhaas through samples of his interview discussing the deconstructed banality and overlooked grace of 20th century shopping mall culture. 2019’s full length ‘Private Life’ progresses their cinematic aesthetic into a moodier and more introspective landscape and features their most popular track to date, ‘Capital Pains’.
The recent ‘New Meaning’ is the sophomore album on Dais Records, including the advance single Unfamiliar and the stunning 3D animated video-art for Sightseeing. The artists’ connection to visual arts reflects also in Chen Wei’s cover photo ‘Lost Hotel’ and Jasmine Golestaneh’s book featuring her album-inspired collages on Old Habits Publishing, released alongside the album.
Originally from Greece and based between London and Athens, VASSIŁINA composes pieces that balance pop aesthetics with dark electronic influences. She presents a live punk melancholic soundscape, with references from electronic and avant-pop; as well as the British and French synth-pop and electro pop scene. With a strong stage presence, intense delay, field-recordings, and dramatic polyphonic vocals VASSIŁINA stumbles between chaos and dance music.
In March 2019 she self-released her first singles Pain and Blue House and within a year she performed in various venues around the UK, Greece and Italy. In May 2021, she released her debut LP “Fragments’’ by Inner Ear Records and gained public attention by the greek press, Rolling Stone magazine, GR.(on the cover),on VICE, ELLE etc. After the release of her debut album, she headlined various shows in the UK and Greece, including headlining an all day festival at The Shacklewell Arms (LND), and played in festivals such as Pride Athens, In edit, IOS Festival, Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens Music Week and In-Orbit organised by SNFCC.
She has collaborated with other greek electronic artists such as Die Arkitekt, Bonebrokk, NTENTENIS and Metaman and currently collaborating with Kadebostany on his upcoming releases. They released their first single “Lovelace” on October 2022.