Temples - Volcano

Volcano

Temples

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 12 tracks 19.99
CD Album 12 tracks 10.99
Cassette Album 12 tracks 5.99

Description

Temples - Volcano

Temples

Temples follow up their critically debut 2014 album 'Sun Structures' with 'Volcano.'

These orders are now for the standard black vinyl edition.

Out via Heavenly Recordings on Friday March 3rd, 2017.

Watch the video for 'Certainty' here:



Watch the video for 'Strange or Be Forgotten 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.

Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, in February 2014. Bagging the prestigious top spot in Rough Trade Shops Albums of the Year list, Sun Structures also charted in eighteen countries, including a top-10 spot in the UK, and became the year’s biggest-selling vinyl album in independent British record shops, with early pressings of first single Shelter Song changing hands on Discogs for up to £150.

Less than a month after its release, the group played to a packed Shepherds Bush Empire and would later sell-out the Forum in London, make a number of festival appearances over the summer including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza and perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Reviews

“Pop music that is catchy, instant and accessible to everyone from teenage girls to ardent record nerds.” - ★★★★ Shindig Magazine

“James, Tom, Adam and Sam have made the perfect follow up which will not only win over fans of psychedelia but should gain them new fans too.”
- ★★★★ Record Collector

“From the moment the fairground-organ-propelled opener ‘Certainty’ sets sail, Adam Smith’s keyboards add layers of intrigue and more magic than Temples ever seemed capable of...

...When they let loose on Celebration they’re an impossibly addictive proposition and with Oh The Saviour and (I Wanna Be Your) Mirror, they have their very own status-changing anthems.” - ★★★★ Q Magazine



Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (HVNLP135)
  1. Temples - Certainty
  2. Temples - All Join In
  3. Temples - I Wanna Be Your Mirror
  4. Temples - Oh The Saviour
  5. Temples - Born Into The Sunset
  6. Temples - How Would You Like To Go?
  7. Temples - Open Air
  8. Temples - In My Pocket
  9. Temples - Celebration
  10. Temples - Mystery Of Pop
  11. Temples - Roman God-Like Man
  12. Temples - Strange Or Be Forgotten
CD Album (HVNLP135CD)
  1. Temples - Certainty
  2. Temples - All Join In
  3. Temples - I Wanna Be Your Mirror
  4. Temples - Oh The Saviour
  5. Temples - Born Into The Sunset
  6. Temples - How Would You Like To Go?
  7. Temples - Open Air
  8. Temples - In My Pocket
  9. Temples - Celebration
  10. Temples - Mystery Of Pop
  11. Temples - Roman God-Like Man
  12. Temples - Strange Or Be Forgotten
Cassette Album (HVNLP135CC)
  1. Temples - Certainty
  2. Temples - All Join In
  3. Temples - (I Want To Be Your) Mirror
  4. Temples - Oh The Saviour
  5. Temples - Born Into The Sunset
  6. Temples - How Would You Like To Go?
  7. Temples - Open Air
  8. Temples - In My Pocket
  9. Temples - Celebration
  10. Temples - Mystery Of Pop
  11. Temples - Roman God-Like Man
  12. Temples - Strange Or Be Forgotten

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