Easilyone of this years most exciting bands are Kettering’s glam pop TEMPLES, who have announced the release of their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Sun Structures’ will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday February 10th 2014. The double vinyl, CD and download features 12 tracks self-produced by the band’s James Bagshaw and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer. Before all that we’ve got the release of a new single, Mesmerise, on Monday January 13th.
The album was recorded at home, in the box-room of James’s house in Kettering, an end terrace with a blessedly forgiving neighbour. “I’m always apologising to him for the noise, but he says, ‘It’s not noise, it’s music,'” says James. The band aim for Jack Nietzche production on a DIY budget – and succeed. “It’s similar to Joe Meek – he used to record vocals in his bathroom in his flat on Holloway Road,” says Tom. “The way I see it, there aren’t any limitations any more,” says James. “If you know what you want to achieve, there’s always a way around it.”
Full Feb tour dates below, tickets for the shows, on-sale from 9am on Friday 22nd November 2013, are priced at £14 for London from here.
24th Glasgow Oran Mor
25th Hull Fruit
27th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28th Leeds Stylus
1st Manchester Academy 2
3rd Oxford Academy 2
4th Birmingham Institute Library
6th Cardiff Globe
7th Bournemouth Old Fire Station
8th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire