2022 IN MUSIC: Temple Balls


Now that 2022 is coming to a close, it’s good to look back at what this year looked like. We invited a few artists to talk about how 2022 has been for them and what the future holds. We looked back to 2022 with Arde from the Finnish hard rock act, TEMPLE BALLS. Check out the interview below…

Reijo Koirikivi, Studio P.S.V.

What musical goals did you set for 2022? Did you achieve them? 

Our plans focused on our European tour with H.E.A.T. and REACH, shows around Finland, and finishing our upcoming fourth album. We pulled off those gig parts but were still underway in finishing the album. 

Were you able to dedicate as much of 2022 to your project/band as you had hoped?

Not quite as much as we hoped. Things got a little complicated when our guitarist Niko got ill and was hospitalized for a while.

What were some of the highlights you realized in 2022?

On the road with H.E.A.T., it was amazing to see a lot of familiar faces among the crowds. It’s heartwarming to see the fanbase grow all around the globe! Worth mentioning are the H.E.A.T. crew and the guys in REACH. Lovely bunch of dudes! It was also a big moment for us to get to meet SKID ROW a couple of times. I think it usually feeds creativity when you get to do the things you love and get to meet interesting people. 

Is there anything you learned during 2022? 

I personally learned to be more patient. And maybe a song or two!

Have you (re-)discovered any new music during 2022?

Oh yes, plenty of! Andy Taylor‘s solo album “Thunder” was one of these new (or old) gems I found out about. To name a few more fresh names I’d like to mention Grace Potter, IA, FLORENCE BLACK, and MAGNA CARTA CARTEL.

What can we expect from you in 2023? 

A new album at least! And hopefully, a gigantic bunch of gigs, if things will fall in according to plans.