UK psych-pop group Temples will release new album ‘Exotico’.
The band have linked with Sean Ono Lennon to produce the record, a relationship fostered on previous 2020 single ‘Paraphernalia’. Sessions took place in upstate New York, with the final mix handled by Dave Fridmann.
Out on April 14th via ATO Records, ‘Exotico’ boasts 16 new songs, and will be accompanied by a UK club show run in February. Shows confirmed include Manchester’s YES on February 2nd, and London’s Lafayette on February 5th.
New single ‘Gamma Rays’ is online now, and it’s a swirling slice of cosmic melody. Talking about the track, James Bagshaw of Temples said:
In the verse lyrics we’re talking about the grandness of nature, and then the chorus flips that on its head, it sounds like a rejoiceful summer tune about soaking up the rays, but the truth is that soaking up gamma rays will kill you. So it’s about that juxtaposition of beauty and danger that we often find in nature.
Director Molly Daniel handles the shoot, which took place in Benidorm. The director adds:
Filming in Benidorm was inspiring. It’s a very surreal and futuristic space – like Margate meets Vegas meets the end of the world! I wanted a video that felt fast paced and took you on a journey through some great locations.
Tune in now.
1. Liquid Air
2. Gamma Rays
4. Sultry Air
6. Oval Stones
7. Slow Days
8. Crystal Hall
9. Head In The Clouds
11. Inner Space
12. Meet You Maker
13. Time Is A Light
14. Fading Actor
16. Movements Of Time