Photo credit: Matt Clarke
(Toronto, ON – September 13, 2019) – Lauded UK neo-psychedelic rockers Temples have shared “Context”, the latest stunning track from their forthcoming third album, Hot Motion – to be released worldwide on ATO Records on Friday September 27th. The beloved three-piece will begin their US tour on October 11, starting at Desert Daze Festival in California.
Talking about the track, Temples’ frontman James Bagshaw says:
“‘Context’ was originally written as an observation of words being taken out of context, and how that changes the sentiment and meaning of words. This thought process crossed over into the musicality of the song. I wanted to reinvigorate the idea of the guitar solo, and also re-contextualise influences from my favorite musical pioneers. There is a nod to Les Paul and Mary Ford, and the guitar solo pays homage to a recording technique made famous on the piano sound on In My Life by The Beatles! We recorded the guitar solo at half speed, and then sped it up afterwards!”
Hot Motion follows their acclaimed albums Sun Structures(2014) & Volcano (2017) and is Temples‘ debut release for esteemed indie label ATO Records.
With previous singles “Hot Motion” and “You’re Either On Something” already picking up glowing reviews and radio support from KCRW, KEXP, The Current, WXPN, WRLT, WTMD and more. It’s an album fizzing with ideas, bursting with kinetic energy and balancing an immediate impact with an enduring, timeless intensity. A cohesive album in a time of stand alone singles, with Hot Motion Temples have created an aural tapestry for dark days; an inviting and warm sanctuary away from the daily churn of information overload. It’s an album of complexity, crafted for repeat listening.
Renowned for their mesmerising live performances and having just played stunning sets at this year’s All Points East Festival and Manchester Psych Fest, Temples have also announced a U.K. and European headline tour in the early winter, a number of festival shows over the summer and an extensive U.S. tour in the autumn, including performances at Desert Daze Festival and VooDoo Music Experience.
10/5 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage
10/8 – Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico @ Foro Indierocks!
10/12 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
10/18 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
10/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
10/21 – Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theatre
10/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs
10/24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/25 – 10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Hot Motion can be pre-ordered HERE.
Past praise for Temples:
An impossibly irresistible proposition – 4/5 Q Magazine
Temples aren’t stuck in the past. They’ve glimpsed the future – 4/5 Mojo
The album is so full of ideas – 4/5 The Times of London
Erupting throughout with ideas and ambition – 4/5 Evening Standard
Overloaded with hooks and harmonies and charged with rhythmic intent – 4/5 Daily Telegraph
(An) album chock full of references to their sources, but elegantly reformed and future-proofed – The Quietus
..an enjoyable, hairy answer to the question of what ELO might have sounded like had they been produced by Joe Meek. – The Guardian
TEMPLES are: James Bagshaw (lead vocals / guitar), Thomas Walmsley (bass, vocals) & Adam Smith (keyboards, guitar, vocals)