Temples have announced details of their second album. Titled ‘Volcano’ it follows 2014’s critically acclaimed debut ‘Sun Structures’ and will be released on Friday March 3rd, 2017.
‘Volcano’ was self produced by James Edward Bagshaw & recorded at the bands home studio in Kettering.
The band recently unveiled the first track to be taken from the album, ‘Certainty’ which you can listen to here.
It doesn’t take too long with Volcano to realise that, while all the things that made the band special the first time around remain intact, a noticeable evolution has taken place. It’s there from the outset: the beefed-up beats of Certainty reveal an expanded sonic firmament, one in which bright synth hooks and insistent choruses circle around each other over chord sequences that strike just the right balance between nice and queasy. “If there’s a sense of scale,” says lead singer James Bagshaw, “It was really just a result of implementing a load of things that we didn’t know about the first time around.” Co-founding member and bassist Thomas Walmsley describes a record in which “we discovered a lot as we went along, and the excitement at having done so radiates.”
One thing you do notice is that it’s harder to spot the influences this time around. It would be disingenuous to evade the psych-pop tag, for sure, but mystical language has been supplanted by something a more direct – and while those influences are still there, it’s no longer possible to pick them out. They’ve been broken down and blended together – fossilised into a single source of creative fuel, so that what you can hear this time around, sounds like nothing so much as Temples. This is the sound of a band squaring up to their potential.
The band also have a new video for their current single ‘Certainty.’ WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
This year the band have two European shows, plus the band have announced their biggest London show to date for 2017.
03/12/2016 — Rough Trade 40th Anniversary Celebration, Point Ephémère, Paris — TICKETS
16/12/2016 — People Powered, Concert for Corbyn at Brighton Dome — TICKETS
22/01/2017 — Heavenly Weekend in Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club — TICKETS
30/03/2017 — Electric Brixton — TICKETS