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Temples will join New York indie rockers Interpol and Liverpool newcomers Circa Waves for a headline tour later this year.
Songwriters James Bagshaw and Tom Warmsley together with Adam Smith and Sam Toms recorded their new album Sun Structures in less than a month, favouring Bagshaw’s mum’s spare room in Kettering over a studio.
Bagshaw said: “I don’t think you need months at a time. When we work on a song, it stays on the canvas until we’ve created the atmosphere around it and it’s an unspoken thing where we know when it’s finished.”
Temples also took their own approach to songwriting and chose not to confirm to rules about grammar they’d learnt at school:
“If an English teacher read the lyrics there’d be mistakes everywhere and probably some words that might not even be words. But it’s more important that the word sounds right in order to serve the melody.”
Echoing drums, trippy harmonies and spiralling guitars is how the Temples create their sound. The band enjoy experimenting, particularly on the track Move With The Season. Bagshaw said:
“I think that song will surprise people, more than any of the others, it doesn’t follow such a regular structure and goes on a journey.”
Temples are ones to watch this year, with Noel Gallagher going as far as to declare that the “future of the galaxy” depended on whether Temples debut album was any good.
Sun Structures is due for release on February, 10.