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September 26, 2016

English four-piece Temples achieved acclaim with debut album, Sun Structures, a Top 10 UK debut named Rough Trade’s “Album of the Year” for 2014, and performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Showand festivals including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound, Lollapalooza, amongst many others. Leading into their upcoming North American tour, Temples return today with “Certainty,” the first single off the band’s forthcoming album, due early 2017 via Fat Possum (North America), Heavenly Recordings (UK/EU/ROW)

As described by frontman James Bagshaw who produced the single, “when writing the melody for ‘Certainty,’ I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist. Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness — the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There’s a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and visa versa.”

Expect news of Temples’ forthcoming second album shortly, and in the meantime, catch the band — James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (guitar, keys) — throughout North America beginning October 13th.


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Temples Tour Dates:

Thu. Oct. 6 – London, UK @ Oslo

Thu. Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Fri. Oct. 14 — Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze Festival

Sat. Oct. 15 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

Mon. Oct. 17 — Portland, OR @ Star Theater

Tue. Oct. 18 — Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe

Fri. Oct. 21 — St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Sat. Oct. 22 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Sun. Oct. 23 — Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar

Mon. Oct. 24 — Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

Wed. Oct. 26 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Thu. Oct. 27 — Washington, DC @ Rock N’ Roll Hotel

Fri. Oct. 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Sat. Oct. 29 — Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall