"It feels like a long time ago that I first heard a selection of songs from Hot Motion in an East London sushi restaurant, where the band sat in the corner observing record label execs and whoever else was stroking their chin to the band’s third album. It’s now late September, and opposite me James Bagshaw, the guitarist and singer in Temples, is sitting away from the hustle of Rough Trade. It’s album release day and there’s an ecstatic feeling in the air. “It feels good,” James tells me. “It feels like that gap between the wedding and the honeymoon, we can now hear what people actually think about it. It’s a happy day, but it’s been a long time in the making.” Temples completed Hot Motion at the beginning of 2019 and now James feels satisfaction as the gateway vinyl sits proudly on record store shelves...."
Photo: Nathan McLaren-Stewart