Temples, Here We Go Magic and Spires Play Free Show in New York – Exclusive Photos
With the help of Spires and Here We Go Magic, U.K. psychedelic rockers Temples played only their second show in New York City last night on Pier 84 in Hudson River Park. A free show for the city, Temples and their cohorts packed the pier for a night celebrating some of today's best indie rock.
Starting their set with the title track from their debut album, 'Sun Structures,' Temples introduced many New York City music fans to their brand of psychedelic-experimental-prog-noise rock. Comprised of four twentysomethings, the young rockers packed 10 ear-piercing songs into their 65-minute set, taking only a few breaks to engage the crowd.
Temples sound like they've been plucked straight from the '70s-era space rock scene of Hawkwind and Pink Floyd. Somehow, though, they seem to fit right into the current indie music world; 'Sun Structures' has received international praise, and after last night's show, it's obvious they've got a big future ahead of them here in the States. They closed their set with an encore of 'Mesmerise' and their first single, 'Shelter Song' -- a clear fan favorite.
Supporting Temples were Here We Go Magic and Spires, both hailing from Brooklyn. Here We Go Magic put on a quintessential indie rock performance: catchy grooves, funky rhythms and an endless supply of noisy jams. Spires opened the evening with their Temples-esque rock 'n' roll, jamming for a little more than half an hour. Even as the youngest musicians of the night, the band commanded the crowd's attention with its melodic, dream-like rock and perfectly set the stage for the following two acts.
Temples hit the road for a full-blown North American tour starting Sept. 9 in Vancouver. Get the complete tour schedule here. In the meantime, check out our exclusive photos of Temples and company rocking New York City last night:
Here We Go Magic
Temples Set List, Aug. 7, 2014
'A Question Isn't Answered'
'Colours to Life'
'Move with the Season'
'Keep in the Dark'
And check out Temples' recent performance of 'Shelter Song' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon':