Whilst sounding like they hail from the West Coast the psychedelia bounty offered by Temples was propagated a lot closer to home in Northamptonshire. The four piece band shared an early diet of Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, the films of Kenneth Anger to escape the monotony of the English market town Kettering. They favour The Byrds over The Beatles: “The Beatles give too much away; the Byrds make you work hard. It’s that quest to learn more and discover more” a trait that they demonstrate in their own music.
Their path of glory has been fast: Tom Warmsley and James Bagshaw co-founded the band in the summer of 2012 when they recorded Shelter Song at home which went on the internet and caught the attention of heir label Heavenly. Released as a single it has since become a sought after vinyl rarity. Demands for gigs soon followed which left them with one small problem…they weren’t yet technically a band, that was soon resolved with the addition a drummer and keyboard player. Fast forward one year and they’ve shared a bill with The Rolling Stones at London’s Hyde Park! Other known fans include Robert Wyatt and Johnny Marr.
Their debut album ‘Sun Structures’ is set for release on 10th February 2014, in the meantime get a taster with their new single ‘Mesmerise’: