Temples continue to blow minds with their modern psychedelic rock. Earlier this week, they played a set for KEXP in Seattle. Watch the full YouTube video, above.
Frontman James Bagshaw handles the interview, talking about the history of the band and how the recordings have come together. When asked about recording most of their debut EP, Bagshaw says it's true that he did most of the work from his home studio with a laptop and nothing very high-end. They also talk about songwriting and production techniques during a short interview with host Kevin Cole.
The sounds that come from the guitars are otherworldly, and Adam Smith is brilliant switching from guitar to keyboard at points to add another dimension of depth to the music. Drummer Sam Toms wears a t-shirt that says "For All the Fucked-Up Children of the World, We Give You Spacemen 3" - the title of an album by seminal British psychedelic band Spacemen 3 that was released in 1995. You can hear a lot of similarities between Temples and Spacemen 3, as they both embrace certain elements of post-punk rock music and certainly make music for another state of consciousness. While Bagshaw changes to a 12-string guitar, bass player Thomas Warmsley is asked about playing Coachella and Glastonbury and responds by saying how grateful they are to be able to play such great places. It's nice to hear a young successful band who are also humble, down-to-earth people. The interview ends with the story of the Sun Structures album cover.
Temples' first full length album Sun Structures was released on Heavenly records earlier this year. You can hear it right here on Zumic, via Spotifiy.
Published on Apr 11, 2014
http://KEXP.ORG presents Temples performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 10, 2014.
Move with the Season
Keep in the Dark
A Question Isn't Answered
Host: Kevin Cole
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Luke Knecht
Editor: Jim Beckmann
photo thumbnail by Dave Lichterman
Source: KEXP YouTube