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Listen: Temples Share New Song - “Certainty”

First Taste of Forthcoming Sophomore Album

Sep 26, 2016 Photography by Ed Miles
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British psychedelic pop quartet Temples released their promising debut album, Sun Structures, back in 2014. Now the band has shared a brand new song, "Certainty," which is the first taste of their sophomore album and sits more on the pop side of their psych pop equation. Frontman James Bagshaw produced the song and says when writing the melody to "Certainty" he wanted "to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist." There's no word yet on when the new album will be out beyond "early 2017," but they have some U.S. tour dates next month to tide American fans over. Check out the song below, followed by the tour dates and the single's cover art.

Bagshaw added in a press release: "Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness -- the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There's a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and visa versa."

Read our 2013 interview with Temples and our 2014 interview with the band. Also read our review of Sun Structures.

Temples Tour Dates:

Thu. Oct. 6 - London, UK @ Oslo
Thu. Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 14 - Joshua Tree @ Desert Daze 
Sat. Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall 
Mon. Oct. 17 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater 
Tue. Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe 
Fri. Oct. 21 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club 
Sat. Oct. 22 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle 
Sun. Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar 
Mon. Oct. 24 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace 
Wed. Oct. 26 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 
Thu. Oct. 27 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel 
Fri. Oct. 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Sat. Oct. 29 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 



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