Temples | Qobuz Interview


It’s been ten years already. Since their very seventies Sun Structures (2013), a bona fide hit that sent a fresh breeze through psychedelic rock, Temples has been quietly releasing a series of albums. After their synthy Volcano (2017), followed by the more watered-down pop of Hot Motion (2019), Exotico is finally here to relieve you of your anticipation. Brewed up over 12 days in Sean Lennon’s New York studio, a sort of Ali Baba’s cave chock full of weird and wonderful instruments to experiment with - keyboards and strings above all -, this fourth album will seduce you into a reverie of distant and carefree holidays bygone, where surf rock, Anatolian rock and great film music are lifted by muscular psychedelic rock, with echoes of Tame Impala.

Vocalist and guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Warmsley talk about their recent inspirations, the studio, their first collaboration with the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and get personal with what tempts and guides them as musicians.