Posted in music | tour dates on August 20, 2013

by Bill Pearis

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DiS: What influenced you to make music with such a distinctly classic psychedelic sound? Is that what you were listening to at the time, or was it something you'd grown up with and always intended to pursue musically?

Tom Warmsley: We started off where everybody starts from. We're big fans of pop music, The Beatles and the Stones, all that kind of stuff. Then as our tastes matured, we brought in other influences. We'd heard lots of bands do certain things in certain ways, and I guess our intention was to try and take a bit from each and create something of our own.

James Bagshaw: I think also, fans of music; which we are; tend to be fans of producers as well. People that create things sonically like Jack Nitzsche. People that everyone talks about because they deserve that acclaim for being prolific in their field. When we uploaded the songs originally it was our choice to not only make a statement with the songs, but also with the sound too. They were all done at home in my bedroom. We were searching for the right sound that the songs desired and deserved, because I think any song can be totally different depending on the way it's produced. And then it comes across in a completely different way, so I think once we achieved that sound with those four songs it gave us a thread and made us realise exactly what we want. Instead of going in with a producer who would have stamped his own sound on the songs we created a sound of our own. - [Drowned in Sound]

UK band Temples' music career got off to a quick start. It began as a recording project between Tom Warmsley and James Bagshaw and, after posting a few songs online, Temples were signed to Heavenly before ever playing live. They made their official arrival with "Shelter Song," a swirling psych pop single, powered by ringing 12-string guitars, a groovy bassline, pounding drums and a little harp flourish in the chorus. The band followed that up with a second single, "Colours to Life," in June, and that leans a little more baroque than their first. They're both pretty good. If you dig Jacco Gardner, TOY, and Jagwar Ma (or Tame Impala), you may have already heard Temples. Either way, you can check out both singles in video form below.

Temples, now an actual band, are finishing up their debut album but will be here this fall to see what North America thinks of them. The full tour hasn't been announced yet but they will be playing NYC on November 25 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/23) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (8/21) at noon.

Videos below...

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Comments (16)

they've paid less dues than an American Idol contestant.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 11:35 AM

Anyone remember The Music?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 11:56 AM

I have a big cock.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:09 PM

this is awful. just awful.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:25 PM

Any of you guys know which way the weight room is?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:53 PM

Really looking forward to seeing these guys!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:54 PM

I hope they are added to Austin Psych Fest's lineup

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 12:56 PM

They all look very punchable

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2013 1:32 PM

Still better than Foxygen and less likely to break up

Posted by Macklemore | August 20, 2013 3:04 PM

fuck this junkie shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 1:14 PM

Seriously this comment section is full of a bunch of shitty people or maybe just one shitty person? In any case anyone posting about an artist "paying their dues" is a goddamn tool. Music isn't a fucking hirearchy you horse's ass. It's the most idiotic thing I've read all year.

Oh and Temples is freaking amazing. Superb songwriting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 3:03 PM

You'r all fuckin' wankers!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2013 9:59 PM

p/a/y/o/l/a blog cashin' those checks!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2013 9:04 PM

These guys have no idea just how lucky they have it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 12:00 PM

Great song with a tantalizing hooks. Love the flow! Consider Colors to Life added to the World United Music Psychedelic playlist and website

Posted by Zachary | January 30, 2014 12:13 PM

wow! one of the most awesome songs i've heard in a while

Posted by Ronald | February 7, 2014 8:10 AM

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