Published Oct 31, 2016Two years removed from their "incredibly strong" debut Sun Structures, English outfit Temples have revealed the details behind their sophomore studio effort. Titled Volcano, the new record from the four-piece will arrive through Fat Possum on March 3.
Running 12 tracks in length, Volcano was written and produced by the band themselves and promises further evolution in comparison to their debut.
"If there's a sense of scale, it was really just a result of implementing a load of things that we didn't know about the first time around," frontman James Bagshaw explained in a statement. "We didn't even have a subwoofer to listen back to things that we did on Sun Structures, so there was nothing below 50Hz on that record. We didn't even know those frequencies were there!"
Along with the record announcement, the band have shared a clip for first single and album opener "Certainty." Directed by Alden Volney, the colourful video finds the band blissfully lost in a mess of animated objects.
Volney described the inspiration as follows:
This is based on a recurring dream I have been having since childhood about getting into a sea of plastic. So when the band approached me about doing something inspired by those JPOP videos that ooze quirkiness and eccentricity, I thought injecting the colour palettes and aesthetics of Japan into this idea could be a good fit. It's designed to feel like a fever dream you'd have after spending too much time in a Japanese dollar store.
Pre-orders for both digital and physical editions of Volcano are available now. Read through the tracklisting and find the video for "Certainty" in the player below.
2. All Join In
3. I Wanna Be Your Mirror
4. Oh The Saviour
5. Born Into The Sunset
6. How Would You Like To Go?
7. Open Air
8. In My Pocket
10. Mystery Of Pop
11. Roman Godlike Man
12. Strange Or Be Forgotten