Meet James Baghaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass, backing vocal), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys), the four-piece comprising Kettering, England’s newest (and only?) psychedelic pop band, Temples. After a UK release of their debut 7”, recorded in their own Pyramid Studios, Temples quickly received loads of attention, packing out rooms all over their home country, garnering praise from the likes of Johnny Marr and Robert Wyatt, and being featured in publications, including the NME (“one of the brightest new lights of the current psych scene”), MOJO (“Rising”), Drowned in Sound, and The Guardian. Now, with summer upon us, it’s the perfect time for US audiences to be introduced to this production-obsessed, neo-psych band’s 60s inspired hits. Come July 23rd, Temples will release their debut US single, the “Shelter Song”/”Colours to Life” 7”, via Fat Possum. Additionally, they’ll play their debut shows in North America this fall.

"Within the past year, Brooklyn-based Spires grew from 22-year-old Matt Stevenson's bedroom project into an expansive four-piece. With the increase in members came an enhancement to Spires' sound, lifting Stevenson's spectral bedroom pop to soaring psych-pop heights. For its first two minutes, their new track "Sterling" is a bouncily accessible effort with an urgent guitar lead reflecting Stevenson's tripped-out vocal melody. As "Sterling" progresses, Spires' adventurous tendencies become heavily prevalent. The final minute sees several bursts of innovation as new arrangements serve as cohesive continuations of the initial verses; whirring organs and lavishly constructed guitar interplay remind of Tame Impala, a comparison any aspiring psych-rocker should be proud of. We look forward to hearing the follow-up to "Sterling" next month." - Obscure Sound



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