Temples are a four-piece from Kettering that are musically and aesthetically indebted to the psych-pop of the Sixties.
There are echoes of The Beatles in the close harmonies of Roman God-Like Man and early-era David Bowie on the whimsical Oh the Saviour.
However, where their debut veered into pastiche, their follow-up subtly modernises their sound — there’s a pleasingly contemporary feel to Certainty’s synth stabs and rubbery bass.
Better still, while frontman James Bagshaw has kept the Marc Bolan barnet, he’s ditched the cod-mystical lyricism.
The result is that Volcano sounds like an album with a reverence for the past but a relevance in the present, erupting throughout with ideas and ambition.