Temples Re-Contextualizes Their Favorite Heroes In New Single “Context”


Photo: Matt Clarke

UK trio Temples brings hues of different classical artists into their own psychedelic canvass in new single “Context.” It’s a swimmy, high-tempo anthem that is filled with fluorescent bursts yielding a tongue-in-cheek, retro panache. Enjoy:

“‘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 favorite 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!” explained frontman James Bagshaw.

The track is from the trio’s upcoming LP Hot Motion, which will be out on September 27 via ATO Records. You can catch them on tour this fall:

10/5 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ C3 Stage

10/8 – Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico @ Foro Indierocks!

10/12 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival

10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/17  – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room

10/18 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre

10/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

10/21 – Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theatre

10/22 –  Austin, TX @ Stubbs

10/24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

10/25 – 10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience

10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade