STREAM TEMPLES' DEBUT ALBUM, SUN STRUCTURES, VIA NPR MUSIC'S FIRST LISTEN & CBC'S FIRST PLAY
CATCH THEM ON TOUR THIS SPRING!
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 Interpol on the NME Awards Tour. A full list of dates is below.
STREAM TEMPLES' SUN STRUCTURES VIA NPR MUSIC:
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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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
Temples' "Mesmerise" video: http://youtu.be/K0pc1bFUbLo
Temples' "Shelter Song" video: http://youtu.be/vs4i41cOv0s
Temples' "Keep In The Dark" video: http://youtu.be/99U9-zRHXf0
Temples' "Colours To Life" video: http://youtu.be/tUGEnXz4EG8