The first time Temples visited Chicago in November 2013, the city's red-meat-and-potatoes reputation made the British psych-rock crew a bit anxious.
It's a good thing, too. Between Temples' April 26 concert at Lincoln Hall and its scheduled appearance at this summer's Lollapalooza, the band, which has been championed by everyone from Oasis’ Noel Gallagher to ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr since releasing its debut full-length “Sun Structures” earlier this year, will be spending a fair amount of time in our city over the coming months.
Reached on the road in early April, Bagshaw eagerly discussed his fondness for the music of the 1960s--but ask the 27-year-old singer about “Game of Thrones” and the conversation will die a swift [SPOILER ALERT], Ned Stark-like death.
You guys strike me as fans of the nighttime, so I'm guessing it'll feel odd playing in the sun at Lollapalooza.
Yeah, playing shows in daylight is a funny one. When you're at a festival and there are so many things going on and so many bands to see, you kind of forget about that. But we'd much rather play when it's night, or at least when the sun is setting. For sure we'll [be] playing in the baking heat in the afternoon come Lollapalooza.
That has to be rough since you all have fair complexions.
[Laughs] We'll have to crack the 50 SPF suntan lotion.
So “Keep in the Dark” isn't just a song title then. It's almost a way of life.
I think so, yeah. You have to look after your skin, haven't you? There's no such thing as a healthy tan.