Temples have introduced particulars of their fourth album, Exotico. The Sean Ono Lennon-produced album can be launched on ATO Information on Friday 14th April 2023.
Having beforehand labored with Lennon on their 2020 single ‘Paraphernalia’, the album was recorded at his upstate New York studio and combined by Dave Fridmann (Seashore Home, Spoon, The Flaming Lips). The monitor itemizing of the 16-track album is as follows:
1. Liquid Air
2. Gamma Rays
4. Sultry Air
6. Oval Stones
7. Gradual Days
8. Crystal Corridor
9. Head In The Clouds
11. Interior Area
12. Meet You Maker
13. Time Is A Gentle
14. Fading Actor
16. Actions Of Time
The band have at this time additionally shared Gamma Rays, the primary monitor to be taken from the album. Speaking in regards to the monitor, James Bagshaw of Temples stated:
Within the verse lyrics we’re speaking in regards to the grandness of nature, after which the refrain flips that on its head, it seems like a rejoiceful summer time tune about absorbing the rays, however the reality is that absorbing gamma rays will kill you. So it’s about that juxtaposition of magnificence and hazard that we regularly discover in nature.
The monitor can be accompanied by a video shot in Benidorm. Speaking in regards to the video, director Molly Daniel stated:
Filming in Benidorm was inspiring. It’s a really surreal and futuristic house – like Margate meets Vegas meets the tip of the world! I needed a video that felt fast-paced and took you on a journey by way of some nice areas.
Try the video for ‘Gamma Rays’ – BELOW:
In the course of the making of Exotico, Temples discovered of the early-modern phenomenon of phantom islands: our bodies of land included on maps for a time period however later discovered to be nonexistent, typically the consequence of oceanic mirage or deliberate mythmaking and the Kettering band’s fourth long-player takes place in a equally mystical setting, an impossibly utopic island dreamed up by singer/guitarist James Bagshaw, bassist Tom Walmsley, keyboardist/guitarist Adam Smith, and drummer Rens Ottink.
With its resplendent collage of psychedelia and krautrock and time-bending dream-pop, Exotico brings that world to life in crystalline element, all whereas exploring a complete spectrum of existential themes: impermanence, mortality, our reference to nature and the wild immensity of the thoughts. Equal elements cerebral and celestial, the result’s a very immersive physique of labor, absolutely affirming Temples as certainly one of at this time’s most forward-thinking and endlessly creative rock bands.
Having first crossed paths with Lennon on the Desert Daze pageant in Southern California in 2019 they immediately felt a profound artistic reference to the songwriter/musician/producer and their 12 days of Exotico classes marked a major departure from the self-contained strategy they’d adhered to since their debut album Solar Buildings. To that finish, the band broadened their musical palette to incorporate an unlimited expanse of instrumentation—a becoming alternative for a physique of labor impressed by all the pieces from classical symphonies to Italian horror soundtracks to Brill Constructing-era lady teams.
For Temples, the act of making Exotico fulfilled each their hyper-imaginative impulses and an comprehensible want for escape from the true world. “This document is basically one thing we made for ourselves to seek out pleasure in on the time we had been making it,” says lead singer James Bagshaw. “There are songs to bop to, songs to mirror with, and thru that we ended up delving into each facet of our musical vocabulary.” Bassist Thomas Walmsley provides: “There are such a lot of completely different influences throughout the songs, which works again to having free rein within the studio and being as spontaneous as we may very well be.”
Due to that unmitigated freedom, Temples in the end shook off any lingering inhibitions within the artistic course of. “We discovered to see the magic within the errors, and within the unpredictability of an instrument or your individual voice,” says Bagshaw. “It taught us to be much less involved about what style one thing would possibly sit in, and even cease worrying about style altogether. The style ought to all the time simply be Temples.”
Having final performed a sold-out U.Ok. tour in 2019, together with a present at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, the band make a reside return subsequent month with a brief run of small membership exhibits to road-test the brand new album. The complete U.Ok. & European tour can be introduced shortly. The complete listing of dates is as follows:
01.02.23 – Fortress & Falcon – BIRMINGHAM
02.02.23 – YES – MANCHESTER
03.02.23 – Belgrave Music Corridor – LEEDS
04.02.23 – Stereo – GLASGOW
05.02.23 – Lafyette – LONDON
06.02.23 – Clwb Ifor Bach – CARDIFF
Tickets for the exhibits are on sale now HERE