The leaders of the current renaissance in psychedelic pop and rock, Temples, already count legends such as Johnny Marr and Robert Wyatt among their fanbase. Praise has also been drawn from the music press with their debut album "Sun Structures" with NME describing them as “...one of the brightest new lights of the current psych scene”.
James Baghaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums)and Adam Smith (keys), comprise Kettering's newest (and only?) psychedelic pop band, Temples.
After the release of their debut 7” 'Shelter Song', recorded in their own Pyramid Studios, Temples quickly became centre of attention, packing out rooms all over their home country, garnering praise from the likes of Johnny Marr, Noel Gallagher and Robert Wyatt, and being featured in publications including the NME, MOJO, Drowned in Sound, The Quietus and The Guardian.
Their debut album, "Sun Structures" met with universal approval from listeners and music press upon its release in February 2014.
Supporting Temples, and similarly referencing the rainbow of sounds employed by artists including Eno, Barrett, krautrock and late proto-punk bands, Telegram, have also made their mark on the emerging scene.
Scottish six piece, The Merrylees completed the live line up, with their fusion of 70s psychedelic rock and British pop, with recent exploits including touring with Paul Weller and recording under the expert production of Richard Hawley.