Kettering in Northamptonshire may seem like an unlikely place for a band to form, but nonetheless Temples have taken the music industry by storm with their psychedelic pop album Sun Structures.

They have played festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds to massive audiences and have had sold out concerts across the UK and Europe including two sold out dates at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Not to mention, having played support slots for some of the biggest bands in the UK that include Kasabian and Suede.

 

2nd December 2014 - Temples frontman James Bagshaw performing at the Rough Trade East record shop in East London for a intimate concert for just 100 people.

 Temples frontman James Bagshaw performing at the Rough Trade East record shop in East London for a intimate concert for just 100 people.

 

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Temples bass player Thomas Warmsley

To celebrate the release of their double deluxe album Sun Restructured, which is the 100th recording released by their record label Heavenly Recordings, and the album was also named Rough Trade Records album of the year, the band played an intimate in-store gig and album signing at Rough Trade East to just 100 people in Brick Lane, London to celebrate this.

2nd December 2014 - Temples frontman James Bashaw plays with the sound frequencies on his pedal board to give the ultimate Temples live experience

Temples frontman James Bashaw sets the sound frequencies on his pedal board to give the ultimate Temples live experience

Temples headlined the London Forum and played the Sheffield Leadmill with five other dates on their UK tour including the Manchester Ritz, Edinburgh’s Liquid Room, the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, the Arches in Glasgow and the Newcastle Riverside.

2nd December 2014 - Temples (L-R Thomas Warmsley, Adam Smith. James Bagshaw and Samuel Toms) sign copies of the duluxe edition of their album "Sun Structures" at an in-store concert and signing at Rough Trade East, London.

Temples (L-R) Thomas Warmsley, Adam Smith. James Bagshaw and Samuel Toms, sign copies of the duluxe edition of their album

 

Photography by Lauren Towner