James Acaster has shared ‘no,no’, the first material from his new music collective Temps

The new project’s debut material landed today, November 4th, via Bella Union.
Photo credit: Willow Shields

Temps – the new 40-strong music collective curated by James Acaster – have shared their debut single, ‘no,no’.

James Acaster released ‘Perfect Sound Whatever’, a book about modern music, in 2019 – a project which led him to form relationships with various musicians across the globe. Finding himself with far too much free time during lockdowns, he has spent two years mashing influences into an experimental new record dubbed as ‘a DIY Gorillaz”.

Quelle Chris, Xenia Rubinos, Seb Rochford, NNAMDÏ, and Shamir are but a few of 40 or so musicians involved, and all feature on the collective’s debut single, ‘no,no’. Disregarding genres in favour of something collaborative and uncalculated, Temp’s approach aspires to create a fresh and exciting sonic world.

“I became completely obsessed with this project,” states Acaster, who appears in his Party Gator suit in the music video for the new track, ‘no, no’. “It was all I focussed on for two years and we ended up making my favourite thing ever. I hope people enjoy it.”

Acaster is set to appear on Late Night with Seth Myers on Monday, November 7th, with the group’s debut album expected to drop in 2023.

You can listen to ‘no,nohere, and watch the accompanying music video below:

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