Temples Biography & News
Tom Warmsley had a goal to do something different with a pop song. His first step was joining forces with singer/guitarist James Bagshaw to form Temples in the summer of 2012.
If you've seen the band, they're a bit throwback – just don't call them retro. First of all, they hail from England, not the US West Coast. Their 12-string folk rock might sound a bit sun drenched, but it's nestled among glam stomp and droning psych. So yes, revival band. But they kind of consider 'retro' a dirty word.
In any case, the band's four members (Warmsley, Bagshaw, Sam Toms and Adam Smith) came together and began writing and recording as a way to escape from everyday life in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Their first track, eventually issued as their debut single, was a bouncy number called "Shelter Track" that became a highly sought after vintage vinyl.
The fun thing about Temples is the fact that they see no limitation in the way they record music. They've cut tracks in a back room of James' house, and approach production on a DIY budget. Even so, they're considered one of the best new bands in Britain, and their popularity exploded as they played gigs up and down the UK and rolled through the festival circuit.
The band remained focused on finishing their debut album, "Sun Structures," which bowed on February 5, 2014 (and streamed via NPR prior to its release). Early reviews were favorable, with prettymuchamazing.com saying it was "immediately recognizable and comfortable without falling into cover-band parody."
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date city state venue 12/11/2014 Newcastle upon Tyne Riverside 12/10/2014 Glasgow Glg The Arches 12/09/2014 Aberdeen Aberdeenshire The Lemon Tree 12/08/2014 Edinburgh Edinburgh The Liquid Room 12/06/2014 Manchester Man The Ritz 12/04/2014 Sheffield Syk The Leadmill 12/03/2014 London Lnd The Forum 12/01/2014 Norwich Nfk Norwich Waterfront 11/30/2014 Brighton Sxe Concorde 2 11/29/2014 Bristol Bst Bristol Trinity Centre 11/27/2014 Amsterdam Paradiso Noord 11/26/2014 Antwerp Antwerp Muziekcentrum Trix 11/01/2014 Salt Lake City UT Bar Deluxe 10/30/2014 Atlanta GA Terminal West 10/29/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 10/28/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/27/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 10/25/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 10/24/2014 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 10/21/2014 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 10/20/2014 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 10/18/2014 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 10/17/2014 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall 10/16/2014 Chicago IL Park West 10/15/2014 Saint Louis MO Old Rock House 10/14/2014 Kansas City MO The Riot Room 10/11/2014 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/08/2014 Dallas TX Trees 10/07/2014 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 10/05/2014 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 10/04/2014 Austin TX The Parish 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/01/2014 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 09/29/2014 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 09/27/2014 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 09/26/2014 Pomona CA The Glass House 09/25/2014 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 09/24/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 09/23/2014 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 09/20/2014 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 09/19/2014 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 09/04/2014 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 08/29/2014 Salisbury Dor Larmer Tree Gardens 08/22/2014 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/08/2014 Asbury Park NJ Asbury Lanes 08/07/2014 New York NY Pier 84 08/06/2014 Philadelphia PA Morgan's Pier 08/02/2014 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/17/2014 Beccles Sfk Henham Park 07/14/2014 Segrate Province of Milan Circolo Magnolia 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/07/2014 London Lnd Victoria Park 06/06/2014 Hampton in Arden Umberslade Estate 06/05/2014 Paris Ile Le Bataclan 06/03/2014 Koln NW Luxor 05/31/2014 Zurich ZH Komplex 457 05/12/2014 Shibuya Club Quattro 05/08/2014 Brisbane Qld The Zoo 05/03/2014 Austin TX Carson Creek Ranch 05/02/2014 Austin TX Carson Creek Ranch 05/02/2014 Dallas TX Club Dada 05/01/2014 Kansas City MO The Record Bar 04/30/2014 Saint Louis MO The Firebird 04/28/2014 Columbus OH A and R Music Bar 04/27/2014 Detroit MI Magic Stick 04/26/2014 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 04/25/2014 Madison WI High Noon Saloon 04/22/2014 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 04/21/2014 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2014 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 04/16/2014 San Diego CA The Casbah 04/15/2014 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre 04/14/2014 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 04/13/2014 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/09/2014 Seattle WA Neumos 04/08/2014 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret 03/29/2014 Paris Ville De Paris La Maroquinerie 03/27/2014 London London O2 Academy Brixton 03/26/2014 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 03/25/2014 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 03/23/2014 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 03/22/2014 Liverpool Lan O2 Academy Liverpool 03/20/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Academy 03/19/2014 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 03/18/2014 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 03/08/2014 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 03/07/2014 Bournemouth Bmh Old Fire Station Bournemouth 03/06/2014 Cardiff Cardiff The Globe 03/04/2014 Birmingham War The Institute 03/03/2014 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 03/01/2014 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 02/28/2014 Leeds Yorkshire The Cockpit 02/27/2014 Nottingham Ntt The Rescue Rooms 02/25/2014 Hull Fruit 02/24/2014 Glasgow Dby Oran Mor
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date city state venue 12/15/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Academy 12/14/2013 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 12/12/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 12/11/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 11/27/2013 Washington DC DC9 Nightclub 11/26/2013 Brooklyn NY Union Pool 11/25/2013 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 11/23/2013 Philadelphia PA Kung Fu Necktie 11/22/2013 Allston MA Great Scott 11/21/2013 Montreal QC Petit Campus 11/20/2013 Toronto ON Horseshoe Tavern 11/19/2013 Ferndale MI The Loving Touch 11/18/2013 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 11/15/2013 London London Electric Ballroom 11/14/2013 Manchester Man Manchester Gorilla 11/09/2013 Bordeaux Theatre Barbey 11/05/2013 Esch-sur-Alzette L Rockhal 11/03/2013 Eindhoven NB De Effenaar 10/23/2013 Bristol Bst Thekla 10/22/2013 Exeter Dev Exeter Phoenix 10/21/2013 Brighton East Sussex Komedia 10/19/2013 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 10/17/2013 York North Yorkshire York Duchess 10/16/2013 Nottingham Ngm Bodega Social 10/15/2013 Liverpool Lancashire The Kazimier Club 10/14/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Brudenell Social Club 10/12/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne And Wear Northumbria Uni 10/11/2013 Carlisle Cma The Brickyard 10/10/2013 Edinburgh Edh Electric Circus 10/09/2013 Glasgow Rfw King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 10/08/2013 Sheffield Wyk Queens Social Club 10/05/2013 Leicester Lei O2 Academy Leicester 10/04/2013 Norwich Norfolk Norwich Arts Centre 10/03/2013 Guildford Sry The Boileroom 09/25/2013 Hamburg HH Reeperbahn Festival 09/25/2013 Frankfurt am Main Hesse Zoom - Frankfurt 09/24/2013 Cologne North Rhine-westphal Gebaude 9 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/20/2013 Edinburgh Edh The Picture House 08/19/2013 Stockton-on-Tees Dal Georgian Theatre 08/18/2013 Hebden Bridge W York Trades Club 08/16/2013 Skipton Funkirk Estate 08/08/2013 Charlbury Oxfordshire Cornbury Park 07/26/2013 Hyeres Villa Noailles 07/18/2013 Beccles Sfk Henham Park 07/17/2013 Ibiza Balearic Islands Ibiza Rocks Hotel 07/16/2013 Magalluf Mallorca Rocks Hotel 07/06/2013 London London Hyde Park 06/28/2013 Helsinki Lepakkomies 06/21/2013 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute 06/21/2013 Hilvarenbeek North Brabant Beekse Bergen 06/20/2013 London London Boston Music Room 06/19/2013 Birmingham W Mids Hare and Hounds 05/16/2013 Brighton Bnh Brighton Dome 05/06/2013 Llandudno Cwy Venue Cymru 05/04/2013 Carlisle Cma Carlisle Sands Centre 05/02/2013 London The O2 05/01/2013 Margate Ken Margate Winter Gardens 04/29/2013 London London The Lexington 04/27/2013 Hull Ery Hull Welly Club 04/26/2013 Nottingham Ngm The Chameleon Arts Cafe 04/08/2013 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 04/07/2013 Cork C Cyprus Avenue 04/05/2013 Dublin D Science Gallery, Trinity College 04/05/2013 Dublin D Science Gallery, Trinity College 04/03/2013 Belfast Ant Ulster Hall 03/30/2013 Sheffield Wyk Queens Social Club 03/29/2013 Southampton Sth Lennons 03/28/2013 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 03/27/2013 Reading Berks Oakford Social Club 03/26/2013 Brighton Sxe Green Door Store 03/20/2013 Plymouth Devon Plymouth Pavilions 03/19/2013 Doncaster South Yorkshire Doncaster Dome 03/08/2013 Zeewolde Center Parcs 01/26/2013 London Lnd Barfly Camden
Temples Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/12/2012 Liverpool Mersyd Leaf Tea Shop & Bar 12/10/2012 London London Bush Hall 12/08/2012 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute 11/10/2012 London Wsm Old Blue Last