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Temples Share New Song “You’re Either On Something”

Hot Motion Due Out September 27 via ATO

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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, “You’re Either On Something,” in which frontman James Bagshaw sings “You’re either on something or you’re onto something.” Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Of the lyrics on “You’re Either On Something” Bagshaw had this to say in a previous press release announcing the album: “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.”

In regards the band’s upcoming tour dates, Bagshaw had this to say in a new press release: “I’m excited for people to experience these songs for the first time. They are constructed in such a way that the album should feel relatively instantaneous, but we did not water down our creative ideas. Getting that balance can be hard, perhaps on the last record on some songs we used too many layers to create depth, but making this album we discovered that depth doesn’t simply come by layering things, it can come from the intensity of an idea.”

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).

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:

08/30 - Manchester Psych Fest @ The Ritz - MANCHESTER
09/6 - Ebrovision Festival - MIRANDA DE EBRO
10/11 - 10/13 - Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
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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