“Sun Structures was Heavenly Recordings 100th release and what a release it is!!. It’s immaculately-crafted pyschedelic pop album that would sit perfectly next to The Byrds, T Rex and Tame Impala. It’s full of psych drenched guitars, the odd burst of the 60′s sounding organ, energetic drums and a collection of bass lines that most bands would kill for.
Bursting with ideas, each track marries a stunning chorus with singer James Bagshaw’s velveteen vocal, a slew of harmonies and kaleidoscopic melodies.”
As their no.1 record of the year, Rough Trade are offering fans a deluxe edition as well as the limited ‘Sun Restructured’ album, the re-animation of their stunning debut by Beyond The Wizard Sleeve’s Erol Alkan & Richard Norris.
‘Sun Structures’ was one of the biggest selling vinyl records of 2014, we couldn’t be more pleased.
As a debut record it received great critical acclaim:
“’Sun Structures’ tapestry drifts effortlessly before the ears, presenting a sustained grandeur of Temples’ vision, lyrics and musicality”
This Is Fake DIY
“A truly mesmerising debut album… James Bagshaw’s crooning vocals take you on a stroll along an LA beach, which climaxes around an English campfire, at Stonehenge, on the Summer Solstice… It’s the sound of ’60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day.”
“Twelve shiny nuggets of pure psychedelic pop genius, stamped with the band’s own identity”
Louder Than War
“Retro futurism par excellence… Temples [have] truly mastered the sonic tics of psychedelia”
“A clear reminder of how we fell in love with these guys in the first place… A brilliant debut… If all 2014 psych releases are like this one, it’s going to be one hell of a year.”
The Four Oh Five
“Sun Structures is the best slice of neo-psychedelia since Tame Impala’s Lonerism… It sounds like the rainbow refraction of a prism; like Cleopatra riding a camel made of glass. It sounds like the forefront of the modern psychedelic revolution.”
We are also delighted that another two Heavenly releases reached Rough Trades 100 albums of the year list. The Wytches ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ gained the no. 35 spot and our forthcoming King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard record ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz’ reached no.85.