Temples perform in The Current studio

Temples perform "Colours to Life" live in studio at The Current. (MPR Video / Nate Ryan)
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  • Temples 'Shelter Song' in The Current studio 03:30

In town to play a gig at First Avenue in support of their debut album, Sun Structures, Temples stopped in to The Current's studio to play a few songs and to chat with Mark Wheat.

The psych-rock foursome — James Bagshaw, Thomas Warmsley, Sam Toms and Adam Smith — describe how they landed on their genre more or less by accident. "This is what we write," Bagshaw says of his band's signature sound, reflective of the atmospheric music of the 1960s and 70s.

In the midst of an ambitious North American tour, Temples are happy to be playing a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Listen to the complete interview to hear more about the music scene in Temples' hometown of Kettering, Northants., and about how James Bagshaw got started playing guitar.

Songs Performed


"Colours to Life"
"Move with the Season"
"Shelter Song"
All tracks off the 2014 album Sun Structures, out now on Heavenly Records and distributed in the U.S. by Fat Possum Records.

Hosted by Mark Wheat
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Andrew Danielsson

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    Temples perform in The Current studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Temples perform in The Current's studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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