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Temples Share New Song “Context”

Hot Motion Due Out September 27 via ATO

Sep 13, 2019 Photography by Matt Clarke
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British psychedelic pop trio Temples are releasing a new album, Hot Motion, on September 27 via ATO (their first for the label). Now they have shared another song from the album, "Context." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Temples' frontman James Bagshaw had this to say about the song in a press release: "'Context' was originally written as an observation of words being taken out of context, and how that changes the sentiment and meaning of words. This thought process crossed over into the musicality of the song. I wanted to reinvigorate the idea of the guitar solo, and also re-contextualize influences from my favorite musical pioneers. There is a nod to Les Paul and Mary Ford, and the guitar solo pays homage to a recording technique made famous on the piano sound on 'In My Life' by The Beatles! We recorded the guitar solo at half speed, and then sped it up afterwards!"

Previously Temples shared a video for the album's title track (also its opening track), "Hot Motion" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared its second single "You're Either On Something," which was #1 on our Songs of the Week list.

Hot Motion is the band's third album follows 2014's debut album, Sun Structures, and 2017's sophomore album, Volcano. The band now consists of James Bagshaw (lead vocals/guitar), Thomas Walmsley (bass/vocals), and Adam Smith (keyboards/guitar/vocals). The album was recorded in a studio set up in an outbuilding of Bagshaw's house in the midlands of England.

"We've gone from bedroom to living room to a dedicated space. We could all set up in the same room and allow things to play out a lot more like a band. That played a huge part in the sound of the record," said Walmsley in a press release.

In terms of Hot Motion's sound, Walmsley had this to say: "It felt like there was a darker edge to what we were coming up with and we wanted to make sure that carried through the whole record. It's not a 10 track, relentless rock record from start to finish, it's got a lot of light and shade and more tender moments, but that heavier, darker sound is something we wanted to explore further."

Read our 2013 interview with Temples and our 2014 interview with the band. Also read our 2017 interview with Temples on Volcano.

Temples Tour Dates:

10/5 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage
10/8 - Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico @ Foro Indierocks!
10/12 - Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
10/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
10/18 - Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
10/19 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
10/21 - Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theatre
10/22 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs
10/24 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/25 - 10/27 - New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience
10/28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/30 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
10/31 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/2 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
11/4 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/5 - Monreal, QC @ L'Astral
11/7 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/9 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/12 - Locomotiv - BOLOGNA
11/15 - Shimmer Sounds Festival - CARDIFF
11/17 - Shimmer Sounds Festival - BIRMINGHAM
11/19 - Botanique Orangerie - BRUSSELS
11/20 - Trabendo - PARIS
11/22 - Mascotte - ZURICH
11/24 - Magnolia - MILAN
11/25 - Roxy - PRAGUE
11/26 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - BERLIN
11/28 - Grunspan - HAMBURG
11/29 - Loppen - COPENHAGEN
11/30 - Luxor - COLOGNE
12/2 - Komedia - BRIGHTON
12/4 - Riverside - NEWCASTLE
12/6 - Rescue Rooms - NOTTINGHAM
12/7 - Engine Rooms - SOUTHAMPTON
12/8 - Shepherd's Bush Empire - LONDON

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