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British psychedelic-rock outfit Temples have teamed up with Sean Lennon (The Claypool Lennon Delirium) to help produce their new single, “Paraphernalia”, out today via ATO Records. The dreamy, uptempo rock track is the band’s first new original release since their Hot Motion studio album arrived last September. Salvation has surfaced to save us all from the trials and tribulations of the so-called new normal. We’ve worked tirelessly over the past months with Sean Lennon at the controls, no borders, no rules, no distractions – just unfiltered sentiment.

The future begins with getting back in touch with yourself. The wait is almost over.

“I’d always been a fan of the band. Had seen them play some pretty great shows over the years,” Lennon added in a press statement about his collaboration with the rock outfit. “When I first heard the demo for ‘Paraphernalia’ I knew they had a great tune.” Listen to the new song below.

The 4:23 minute recording delivers swells of layered vocals and catchy lead lines from synth-driven strings. The song was recorded during the Hot Motion sessions and was mixed by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips).

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Avid psych heads have been long awaiting English jangle-pop group Temples’ return to the fray. I am among them and the news that their new LP Hot Motion came out friday is heartily welcomed. ‘You’re Either On Something’ is a fine lead single, awash with fuzzy guitars and shimmering synth arps. Nobody sings like James Bagshaw.

With their third brilliantly crafted and ingeniously intricate album, “Hot Motion”, British band Temples has found new ground and a deeper, darker creative well. A glorious technicolor infuses much of the record but there is a David Lynch-ian undertone that adds a gravity to Hot Motion’s soaring moments. “It felt like there was a darker edge to what we were coming up with and we wanted to make sure that carried through the whole record,” said bassist Thomas Walmsley. “It’s not a ten track, relentless rock record from start to finish, it’s got a lot of light and shade and more tender moments, but that heavier, darker sound is something we wanted to explore further.

As the follow-up to 2017’s rhapsodic Volcano, Hot Motion finds Temples on new ground, and wading into darker, deeper territory in terms of both songwriting and instrumentation.  The album’s first single is a bright, brassy return to the band’s distinct psychedelic pomp, but built on a sturdier, stadium-rock backbone. The accompanying video drowns the band in warm hues of orange, red and yellow as they perform the track in a hazy funk.

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British psychedelic pop trio Temples announced a new album, Hot Motion, and shared a video for its title track (also its opening track). Hot Motion is the band’s third album and is due out September 27th via ATO Records (their first for the label).

Hot Motion follows 2014’s debut album, Sun Structures, and 2017’s sophomore album, Volcano. The band now consists of James Bagshaw (lead vocals/guitar), Thomas Walmsley (bass/vocals), and Adam Smith (keyboards/guitar/vocals). The album was recorded in a studio set up in an outbuilding of Bagshaw’s house in the midlands of England.

“We’ve gone from bedroom to living room to a dedicated space. We could all set up in the same room and allow things to play out a lot more like a band. That played a huge part in the sound of the record,” said Walmsley in a press release.

In terms of Hot Motion’s sound, Walmsley had this to say: “It felt like there was a darker edge to what we were coming up with and we wanted to make sure that carried through the whole record. It’s not a 10 track, relentless rock record from start to finish, it’s got a lot of light and shade and more tender moments, but that heavier, darker sound is something we wanted to explore further.”

Of the lyrics, Bagshaw had this to say: “I’m really proud of ‘You’re Either On Something’ lyrically. On that track, I can hear influences of stuff that I listened to when I was growing up. There’s almost a nostalgia to that track, even though it’s very forward-looking. Equally, while the words on [album closer] ‘Monuments’ are a little cryptic, it’s very much about the time we live in. I wouldn’t say it’s a political song but you can’t help but write about the things that are happening.”

Temple’s new studio album ‘Hot Motion‘ is out worldwide on September 27th, 2019.