Temples Share New Single ‘Certainty’

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U.K.-based rock band Temples have returned with their first new music since 2014. The quartet has made the single “Certainty” available prior to setting out on tour next month.

Guitarist/vocalist James Bagshaw, bassist Tom Warmsley, drummer Sam Toms and keyboardist Adam Smith are expected to release a new album on Fat Possum Records early next year. The record will be a follow-up to their excellent 2014 debut LP Sun Structures.

Produced by Bagshaw, he stated the following regarding the new track:

When writing the melody for “Certainty,” I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist. Producing the song was as much about layering as it was about sparseness — the verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the reflective lyrics, and the melody had to be paired with the right ambience. The chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound. There’s a blend between moog bass, and actual bass, and the song switches between synthetic and analogue sounds throughout. The guitar mirrors the synth, and visa versa.

The band begins a two week tour through the U.S. on October 13 at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Stream “Certainty” below:

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