Stranger things: Temples embrace their true selves on ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’

Temples embrace their true selves on ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’

They’ve also announced plans for a massive UK and European tour this Spring.

Temples have unveiled a new track from their upcoming album ‘Volcano’, and it’s another psych-pop doozy.

Speaking to Noisey, bassist Tom Warmsley said of ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’: “We’re continually inundated with pressure in modern life to have to make something ourselves and leave behind a legacy in this world.” He explained that, “‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ is our way of questioning the necessity of having to be all so individual and unique - when really it’s our true selves that should be celebrated”.

After a shuddering start, the track evolves into a swooning, blissful pop number drenched in epic strings and wobbly synths that’ll be a euphoric ending to ‘Volcano’. It’s Temples just being themselves, and that’s just the way we like them.

The band have also announced an absolutely massive tour across the UK and Europe in March and April. Kicking off in Newcastle on 26th March, they’ll be hopping all around the continent for a month before eventually returning to Bristol to end the tour on 27th April. Standard way to round off a mammoth run of dates then.

See all of Temples’ upcoming tour dates and listen to ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ below.

26 Newcastle, UK, Riverside
27 Sheffield, UK, Leadmill
28 Manchester, UK, Academy 2
30 London, UK, Brixton Electric
31 Brighton, UK, Concorde 2

01  Derby, UK, 2Q Festival
02 Birmingham, UK, Institute 2
07 Cologne, GER, Gebaude 9
08 Munich, GER, Strom
09 Prague, POL, Palac Akropolis
10 Berlin, GER, Postbahnhof
11 Hamburg, GER, Knust
12 Copenhagen, DEN, Pumpehuset
14 Nijmegen, NED, Doornroosje
15 Amsterdam, NED, Paradiso Noord
18 Brussels, NED, Botanique
19 Tourcoing, FRA, Le Grand Mix
20 Lausanne, FRA, Les Docks
21 Zurich, SWI, Plaza
22 Lyon, FRA, L’Epicerie Moderne
24 Paris, FRA, Elysee Montmartre
27 Bristol, UK, Trinity Centre

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