Thumpermonkey share video for spaced-out new single Tempe Terra

Thumpermonkey have released a video for their track Tempe Terra.

The song has been taken for the the quartet’s new record Make Me Young, Etc, which was released in October via Rockosmos. The concept album counts down to the end of the world, with Tempe Terra the grand finale.

Vocalist and guitarist Michael Woodman says: “Tempe Terra started life as an experiment with a new guitar tuning that I had been using. It was very saccharine and major-key in its first incarnation. 

“I submitted my guitar part to the band, and in true Thumpermonkey fashion, it was delivered back to me sounding really wonky and ambiguous, which was totally the correct thing to do, of course.”

Woodman adds: “Lyrically, Tempe Terra is a mournful, post-human coda for the album. If any humans do escape Earth and colonise Mars to start afresh, there's always the fear that they'll bring all their awful conceptual baggage with them and make a mess of Earth Mk2 as well.”

Back in September, Thumpermonkey released the single Vedlt exclusively with Prog.

Make Me Young, Etc is now available to purchase. Find further details below.

Thumpermonkey: Make Me Young, Etc
1. Veldt
2. Cranefly
3. Figstorm
4. Buttersun
5. Deckchair For Your Ghost
6. Make Me Young, Etc
8. Tempe Terra

Thumpermonkey: Make Me Young, Etc

Thumpermonkey: Make Me Young, Etc
Thumpermonkey return with their latest album Make Me Young, Etc, which features the lead tracks Veldt and Tempe Terra. Not to be missed!

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.