Comprised of 6 women (don't run!), most of whom have over
25 years in the music industry, The Electric Temple were
formed in early 2016.
New Metal?, Grunge Rave? Goth Thrash? – they don’t care
what genre they are shoehorned into, they just want to make
music that would keep them up all night. “We want to throw a
set out there that makes us wish we were all out front!”, says
They also wanted to bring musicianship… the experience of
playing live instruments, to a scene that, traditionally, more or
less mimes over a studio production.
Probably expressing the frustration of skilled musicians who
happened to love the hard, throbbing, can’t-stand-still, crowd
pumping sound of a well tuned dance floor.
They love the music they have created and work hard to bring
a powerful live show to the stage.
SPORK and SPANNER make up the relentless beats at the
back, O bangs out enviable and driving bass lines whilst also
adding harmonic backing vocals. NIKKI delivers scorching
synths and melodic layers on her keys while KITTY brings
grungy, gnarly, but precise, guitar. SUNA adds vital and artist
backing vocals in between raving out. Oh, the stamina!
Working alongside KROW, The Electric Temple excel in
forging huge and catchy… Metaltrancelectrogrindthingy,
Umm, dunno… you’ll love it! The songs a great.
Self described Slut, possibly Pervert. Occasionally. Really. Kind.
Whatever S.P.O.R.K. stands for (and nobody knows, btw) she is one half of The Electric Temple's rhythm section. SPORK first started drumming in her early teens. Then, she discovered raving and didn't resume her instrument for a good few years later. The underground rave scene in London was a massive influence on her life and music making.
Obsessed with getting the phattest sounds she can, SPORK
brings skill, knowhow and some London swagger to KROW
and The Electric Temple. What does SPORK have to say about
herself? Errr...I'm 5.6ft in a turkey hat."
Something. Perhaps. About. No. Nothing. Anyway…
Hailing from the magical unicorn islands of the far North (Shetland), Spanna spent her formative years jumping from island to island, chasing sticks and sniffing around for the next party to waggle down at.
After one particular incident involving intoxication, Spanna decided it was time to head South and start fresh.
There she somehow found herself in the company of an insatiable Cat, a hyperactive Squirrel, a raging Goat, a tactile Serpent, and a SPORK (whatever that is?). This band of
merry misfits would worship at the electric temple and travel the lands spreading the good word of KROW.
She also has a music degree, majoring in drumming!
This is O. O started her musical life as a drummer. She also wrote songs.
Singing songs along to only drums was silly. O then learned guitar.
She met KROW when she was 18...followed her around until
KROW let O be her roadie. (insert creepy movie noises)
The Electric Temple wanted a bassist. Now here she is... bringing
sub-bass frequencies monstrous enough to match the shit-eating, fangirl grin on her face.
O also loves tacos. And beer. Given the opportunity, she would absolutely attempt to ride a dinosaur into space. Oh...and she is also the lead singer/guitarist of Prog Rock outfit,
KB is a rapacious, voracious, single-minded individual. She is gender fluid - sometimes she is Woman, sometimes she is a God - generally the Divinity of Intoxication and Erotic Love.
Best not invite her to meet your parents, then, as she will attempt to seduce them both. Self-described as ‘relentlessly hilarious’ but categorised by her friends as ‘a little bit rapey’,
She lives her life according to the premise - ‘If it feels good, we should definitely try it.’
Hindu Queerdo. Witchy slut. Dionysian Maenad. Singer,
dancer and daftie.
Suna is tiny; her voice is bigger than her body and always has been.
She was in the rave scene in Amsterdam when it all started.
She tries not to be one of those ‘I was there at the beginning, man, it was amazing, you have no idea’ people about it. But if you must know. It was amazing. The Mazzo wasn’t a restaurant yet. It was iconic. You have no idea, man.
Suna wore out several pairs of shoes bouncing around on dance floors while she should have been attending acting classes at the Arnhem drama academy.
Finally she dropped out in her second year to join Rockbitch and never looked back. Along the way, she sang and performed in MT-TV and Syren until she settled into EBB and KROW and The Electric Temple, where she happily came full circle as a worshipper at the Altar of Awesome Beats.
Suna calls her dance performance in The Electric Temple ‘choreography’, but honestly, we have no idea why she has to move like that in front of a room full of decent folk.
This is a band passionately committed to diversity. Not only do we have a Unicorn Island representative, The Temple has a true serpentine Fae in their midst. Born in a bluebell at Beltane, she travelled into the human world at a young age to frolic and cause trouble, as befits her kind.
She is a mistress of the keys both classical and modern, a sordid Hammond basher in EBB and a sick sound generator in KROW.
Not a creature of many words, her mischievous soul speaks through her music instead; if you listen closely, you can hear the otherworldly echoes of Fairyland ring through. Often heard muttering, “Death to false metal” and, “Oi, that’s my fucking beer!”.