Concert Preview: Going to church with Temples in 9:30 Club
Dubbed “the best new band in Britain” by Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Temples is an up-and-coming band in the world of psychedelic rock. Originally from Kettering, England, the band has gained a strong following over the past few years with their hallucinogenic and hazy melodies. Temples play the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Doors are at 7:00 pm and tickets are $22.
Since the release of their first single “Shelter Song” in November, 2012, Temples have built a strong fan base and are quickly earning the attention of larger music media. They performed on The Tonight Show and were part of the lineup for both South by Southwest and Coachella in 2014. Temples drew crowds at both festivals with their updated version of ’60s-vibe music.
Sun Structures, released in February, is Temples’ first full-length studio album. The band’s cavernous sounds and echoing vocals are a staple in all of their recordings and resemble bands such as The Doors or The Byrds. Placing number 7 on the UK album charts in February, Temples have forged their way into the future of music by altering sounds of the past.
The album opens with “Shelter Song” followed by the title track “Sun Structures.” These two capture the catchy kaleidoscopic notes that Temples have become known for. The closing track “Fragment’s Light” is much more relaxed while still maintaining the overall easy-going feel of the album.
Temples released a live EP titled “Mesmerize” this September to coincide with their first North American tour. The EP consists of three live performances of songs off of Sun Structures as well as one additional song called “Ankh.”
Temples will perform at the 9:30 Club Tuesday, Oct. 28. Doors are at 7:00 p.m., and tickets can be purchased here. Opening for Temples is Spires.
Photo: Temples via Facebook