Temples

Bassist — Kettering

Name ?
Thomas Walmsley

Where are you from?
Kettering, England.

Describe your style in three words.
Subject to change.

What was your all-time favourite gig?
Getting to share the stage with Donovan at a festival in the Midlands.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
The grey areas of the 70s where you could listen to electronic; progressive world influences and DIY music, and you didn't necessarily have to belong to any particular subculture, but rather embrace any elements that spoke to you. Celebrate the weird, wonderful and musically androgynous, rules aren't important.

How should your music be listened to?
With an open mind. Some of the most abrasive artists wrote some of the best pop music of our time.

What British music icons inspire you? 
Bill Nelson - he's a chameleon of style depending on what he wants to say in a song.
Also Peter Hammill and Rick Wright.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
Nick Nicely - his work is so timeless familiar and alien all at once, a real alchemist behind the controls too.


Temples are a neo-psychedelic 4-piece rock band from Kettering, UK. Their second album 'Volcano' will be released on 3rd March 2017.

You can catch them on tour throughout the UK & EU in March/April 2017.

What was the first track you played on repeat?
'Owner Of A Lonely Heart' by YES.

One record you would keep forever
'Future Games' by Fleetwood Mac.

A song from your favourite album?
'New World Rising/Ocean Breakup Reprise' by Electric Light Orchestra.
From the album 'On The Third Day'.

A song you wish you had written?
'I am A Stranger To My Life' by Byzantium.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Tav Falco's Panther Burns.

A song lyric that has inspired you.
'Living In My Limousine' by Bill Nelson.

 

Name ?
Thomas Walmsley

Where are you from?
Kettering, England.

Describe your style in three words.
Subject to change.

What was your all-time favourite gig?
Getting to share the stage with Donovan at a festival in the Midlands.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
The grey areas of the 70s where you could listen to electronic; progressive world influences and DIY music, and you didn't necessarily have to belong to any particular subculture, but rather embrace any elements that spoke to you. Celebrate the weird, wonderful and musically androgynous, rules aren't important.

How should your music be listened to?
With an open mind. Some of the most abrasive artists wrote some of the best pop music of our time.

What British music icons inspire you? 
Bill Nelson - he's a chameleon of style depending on what he wants to say in a song.
Also Peter Hammill and Rick Wright.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history – who would it be?
Nick Nicely - his work is so timeless familiar and alien all at once, a real alchemist behind the controls too.


Temples are a neo-psychedelic 4-piece rock band from Kettering, UK. Their second album 'Volcano' will be released on 3rd March 2017.

You can catch them on tour throughout the UK & EU in March/April 2017.

What was the first track you played on repeat?
'Owner Of A Lonely Heart' by YES.

One record you would keep forever
'Future Games' by Fleetwood Mac.

A song from your favourite album?
'New World Rising/Ocean Breakup Reprise' by Electric Light Orchestra.
From the album 'On The Third Day'.

A song you wish you had written?
'I am A Stranger To My Life' by Byzantium.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Tav Falco's Panther Burns.

A song lyric that has inspired you.
'Living In My Limousine' by Bill Nelson.

 

Temples | Strange Or Be Forgotten

Temples | Certainty

Temples performing 'Shelter Song' at SubcultureLive in 2014

Temples performing 'Mesmerise' at SubcultureLive in 2014

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