Temples have today shared Context, one of the stand-out tracks from their forthcoming third album, Hot Motion – to be released worldwide on ATO Records on Friday 27th September 2019.
Talking about the track, James Bagshaw of the band said:
Context was originally written as an observation of words being taken out of context, and how that changes the sentiment and meaning of words. This thought process crossed over into the musicality of the song.I wanted to reinvigorate the idea of the guitar solo, and also re-contextualise influences from my favourite musical pioneers. There is a nod to Les Paul and Mary Ford, and the guitar solo pays homage to a recording technique made famous on the piano sound on In My Life by the Beatles! We recorded the guitar solo at half speed, and then sped it up afterwards!
Listen to ‘Context’ – BELOW:
Hot Motion follows their acclaimed albums Sun Structures (2014) & Volcano (2017) and is Temples’ debut release for renowned label ATO Records.
Already picking up glowing reviews and radio support from the likes of 6Music, Beats 1 and Radio 1, it’s an album fizzing with ideas, bursting with kinetic energy and balancing an immediate impact with an enduring, timeless intensity. A cohesive album in a time of stand-alone singles, with Hot Motion Temples, have created an aural tapestry for dark days; an inviting and warm sanctuary away from the daily churn of information overload. It’s an album of complexity, crafted for repeat listening.
Renowned for their mesmerising live performances and having just played stunning sets at this year’s All Points East Festival and Manchester Psych Fest, Temples have also announced a U.K. and European headline tour in the early winter, a number of festival shows over the summer and an extensive U.S. tour in the autumn. They also play a number of record shop and in-store shows week of album release.
The full list of dates are as follows:
26.09.19 – Fighting Cocks – KINGSTON UPON THAMES (Banquet Records show)
27.09.19 – Rough Trade East – LONDON
28.09.19 – Resident Music – BRIGHTON
29.09.19 – Rough Trade – BRISTOL
30.09.19 – Jacaranda Phase One – LIVERPOOL (daytime)
30.09.19 – Soup Kitchen – MANCHESTER (Piccadilly Records show evening)
01.10.19 – HMV – KETTERING
16.11.19 – Shimmer Sounds Festival – CARDIFF
17.11.19 – Shimmer Sounds Festival – BIRMINGHAM
19.11.19 – Botanique Orangerie – BRUSSELS
20.11.19 – Trabendo – PARIS
22.11.19 – Mascotte – ZURICH
23.11.19 – Locomotiv – BOLOGNA
24.11.19 – Magnolia – MILAN
25.11.19 – Roxy – PRAGUE
26.11.19 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – BERLIN
28.11.19 – Grunspan – HAMBURG
29.11.19 – Loppen – COPENHAGEN
30.11.19 – Luxor – COLOGNE
02.12.19 – Komedia – BRIGHTON
04.12.19 – Riverside – NEWCASTLE
06.12.19 – Rescue Rooms – NOTTINGHAM
07.12.19 – Engine Rooms – SOUTHAMPTON
08.12.19 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – LONDON