Temples preview new album with huge comeback single ‘Certainty’

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The psych-rockers also announce one-off London show

Temples have previewed their hotly-anticipated new album with massive comeback single ‘Certainty’ – as well as announcing a one-off London show.

The track is the first taster of the follow-up to their acclaimed 2014 debut ‘Sun Structures’ – which is due for release in “early 2017”.

Speaking of the stadium-ready, cinematic psych song, frontman James Bagshaw said: “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.”

He continued: “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 vice versa.”

The band have also announced a show at Oslo in London on 6 October. Tickets are on sale from tomorrow (27 September).

The Kettering four-piece found a fan in Noel Gallagher, who praised their debut but slammed the likes of Radio 1 for not playing them.