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Temples Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song and Title Track “Hot Motion”

Hot Motion Due Out September 27 via ATO

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British psychedelic pop trio Temples have announced a new album, Hot Motion, and shared a video for its title track (also its opening track). Hot Motion is the band’s third album and is due out September 27 via ATO (their first for the label). Watch the “Hot Motion” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and the band’s tour dates. Above is the cover art.

Hot Motion 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.”

Of the lyrics, Bagshaw had this to say: “I’m really proud of ‘You’re Either On Something’ lyrically. On that track, I can hear influences of stuff that I listened to when I was growing up. There’s almost a nostalgia to that track, even though it’s very forward-looking. Equally, while the words on [album closer] ‘Monuments’ are a little cryptic, it’s very much about the time we live in. I wouldn’t say it’s a political song but you can’t help but write about the things that are happening.”

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

Hot Motion Tracklist:

1. Hot Motion
2. You’re Either On Something
3. Holy Horses
4. The Howl
5. Context
6. The Beam
7. Not Quite the Same
8. Atomise
9. It’s All Coming Out
10. Step Down
11. Monuments

Temples Tour Dates:


05 - Barcelona, Spain @ Vida Festival
06 - Bristol, UK @ Astral Festival
16 - Fribourg, Switzerland @ Festival Les Georges


30 - Manchester, UK - Psych Fest @ The Ritz


06 - Miranda de Ebro, Spain @ Ebrovision Festival


11-13 - Perris, CA, USA @ Desert Daze Festival
15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
18 - Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
19 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
21 - Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theatre
22 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs
24 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
25-27 - New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience
28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
30 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
31- Chicago, IL @ Metro


02 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
04 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshow Tavern
05 - Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
07 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
08 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
16 - Cardiff, UK - Shimmer Sounds @ Tramshed
17 - Birmingham, UK @ Shimmer Sounds
18 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso Noord
19 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Orangerie
20 - Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
22 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
23 - Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv
24 - Milan, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
25 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
26 - Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal
28 - Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
29 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
30 - Cologne, Germany @ Luxor


02 - Brighton, UK @ Komedia
04 - Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
06 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
07 - Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
08 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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