Stream Temples’ Debut Album, Sun Structures

Hailing from Kettering, England, Temples have quickly made fans at home and aboard without even an album to their name. But that all changes with the release of their debut full-length, Sun Structures, out February 11th on Fat Possum. Starting today, NPR Music is streaming Sun Structures in its entirety via their First Listen series and CBC has our neighbors to the north covered with a First Play. The album contains the band’s instant classics, “Shelter Song,” “Keep In The Dark” and “Colours To Life,” as well as their blistering first single, “Mesmerise.” Temples gave North American audiences an early preview of Sun Structures last fall, touring in support of their debut 7″ on Fat Possum. This spring they make their triumphant return with stops at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Austin Psych Fest. Before gracing our shores, Temples will join Interpolon the NME Awards Tour. A full list of dates is below.





TEMPLES TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):

Tue. Mar. 18 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Wed. Mar. 19 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Thu. Mar. 20 – Manchester, UK @ Academy ^

Sat. Mar. 22 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Sun. Mar. 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City ^

Tue. Mar. 25 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Wed. Mar. 26 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy ^

Thu. Mar. 27 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton ^

Tue. April 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *

Wed. April 9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *

Thu. April 10 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater (Soul’d Out Fest) *

Sat. April 12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

Sun. April 13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium

Mon. April 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *

Wed. April 16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *

Sat. April 19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

Mon. April 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *

Tue. April 22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *

Thu. April 24 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *

Fri. April 25 – Madison, WI @ High Noon *

Sat. April 26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *

Sun. April 27 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *

Mon. April 28 – Columbus, OH @ A+R Bar *

Wed. April 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *

Thu. May 1 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *

Fri. May 2 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *

Sat. May 3 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest

^ w/ Interpol

* w/ support from Drowners

Praise for Temples:

“‘Colours To Life’ adeptly balances both their idols’ folk-pop roots and psych-rock branches . . . It’s an unearthing of a time capsule for sure, but ‘Colours To Life’ still can feel like a breath of fresh air.”

– Pitchfork


“a small-scale epic. “Mesmerise” does just that, somehow cramming six or seven minutes’ worth of propulsive hallucinatory pop into just under four. Tame Impala, meet your fiercest competition.”

– Stereogum


“It’s prim but powerful, shifting from jittery verses to booming, Zeppelin-esque choruses. And, for your own good, just go ahead and leave that sugar-sweet guitar hook where it’s stuck now – in your brain, corkscrewing deeper and deeper, without any hope of ever exiting.”

– SF Weekly


“Temples specialize in ’60s-washed psychedelia, blending anemic vocals and shaggy melodies into a wonderfully murky swirl.”


“with their retro-inspired debut Sun Structures…they seem poised to live up to-and, yes, surpass-the hype.”

– Nylon

“Temples arrived with a fully developed sound… Stereo-panned guitars jangle brightly as background vocals drift away in the distance like morning mist. Tambourines discreetly haunt the margins of the soundscape as sonorous, loosely-tuned drums ring in the foreground under a memorable vocal hook.”

– Paste


Pre-order Sun Structures on iTunes or LP/CD

Temples’ “Mesmerise” video:

Temples’ “Shelter Song” video:

Temples’ “Keep In The Dark” video:

Temples’ “Colours To Life” video:

Temples online:

Temples Announce Debut Album, Sun Structures, Out 2/11

After a steady build up of stateside buzz and support, Kettering, England’s favorite psychedelic sons Temples are announcing their debut full-length, Sun Structuresout February 11th on Fat Possum. It’s a record that’s destined to set out the band’s stall as Britain’s premier retro-futurists, with influences ranging from ’60s psychedelia to Motown, glam, and Krautrock, all viewed through a very modern kaleidoscope – and always keeping the song at the heart of it all. Recorded in the box-room of guitarist/vocalist James Bagshaw‘s home, the aim was “Jack Nitzsche on a DIY budget,” and with one listen to first single off the record, “Mesmerise,” it’s pretty clear that they’ve succeeded.


Pre-order Sun Structures on iTunes or LP/CD.


Temples begin their North American tour TODAY! See them live and be mesmerized!Temples are: James Bagshaw (vocals & guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass & backing vocals),Sam Toms (drums) & Adam Smith (keys).


Mon. Nov. 18 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Tue. Nov. 19 — Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch

Wed. Nov. 20 — Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Thu. Nov. 21 — Montreal, PQ @ Le Petit Campus

Fri. Nov. 22 — Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Sat. Nov. 23 — Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Mon. Nov. 25 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Tue. Nov. 26 — Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

Wed. Nov. 27 — Washington, DC @ DC9

Mon. Feb. 24 — Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor

Tue. Feb. 24 — Hull, UK @ Fruit

Thu. Feb. 27 — Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

Fri. Feb. 28 — Leeds, UK @ Stylus

Sat. Mar. 1 — Manchester, UK @ Academy 2

Mon. Mar. 3 — Oxford, UK @ Academy

Tue. Mar. 4 — Birmingham, UK @ Institute Library

Thu. Mar. 6 — Cardiff, UK @ Globe

Fri. Mar. 7 — Bournemouth, UK @ Old Fire Station

Sat. Mar. 8 — London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire


1. Shelter Song

2. Sun Structures

3. The Golden Throne

4. Keep In The Dark

5. Mesmerise

6. Move With The Season

7. Colours To Life

8. A Question Isn’t Answered

9. The Guesser

10.Test Of Time

11. Sand Dance

12. Fragment’s Light



“Temples specialize in ’60s-washed psychedelia, blending anemic vocals and shaggy melodies into a wonderfully murky swirl.” – SPIN

“‘Colours To Life’ adeptly balances both their idols’ folk-pop roots and psych-rock branches . . . It’s an unearthing of a time capsule for sure, but ‘Colours To Life’ still can feel like a breath of fresh air.” – Pitchfork

“Temples manage to add modern sensibility to their retro influences without feeling derivative.” – The Week

Watch the video for “Keep In The Dark” here:

Watch the video for “Shelter Song” here:

Watch the video for “Colours To Life” here:

Temples online: