ALBUM REVIEW: Temps – Party Gator Purgatory | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 19.05.23







Not sure what to expect from chaotic neutral comedian James Acaster’s newfound music production venture Temps? Same – and this is after listening to Party Alligator for a few rounds. What started out as a mockumentary pilot funded by none other than Louis Theroux turned, thanks to lockdown (that ol’ chestnut), into international musical project Temps organised by Acaster and featuring artists from across the globe – all filtered through one man, a computer and a childhood toy alligator the size of a human.

Nary a genre goes unrepresented, with influences blended to create something overall akin to a lo-fi soft rock opera. It makes as much and as little sense as you’d expect, yet this transitory labour of love is just that: quite lovely.


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