Temples Shepherds Bush Empire One of the most satisfying things about music is falling in love with a band and watching them grow to do some really quite cool things. I don't like being the 'Oh! I caught them when they were playing the Flowerpot all those moons ago!' or 'Oh, did you not see them at the Astoria when it was still around?' guy, but seeing an artist in their primary days, when things are the grittiest and most undone- is certainly one of life's little treasures (pretentious smetentious).

After flicking through the NME new bands list early last January on a whim- making note of Palma Violets, Deap Valley and Haim (ring any bells?) I spotted the pristine and pretty enviable mops (#thinhairgirlprobs) of four Kettering based boys (and more so after giving their debut single 'Shelter Song' a listen), was pretty set on catching them live at the next possible opportunity. From watching them tucked away in the upstairs of a slightly whiffy pub (you may remember this little interview not long after...), to squeezing into a filled up O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, it's pretty incredible to think that their debut has only just been released and how fast paced the last year has been for Temples.
Temples Shepherds Bush Empire Noodling away on their guitars, a hazy lull pretty much casts a spell across the crowd from start to finish with everyone (apart from two overly merry women on the first tier, Temples t-shirts and all, howling along the lyrics) pretty much in awe of every lyric and note whistling through the Empire. With 'Shelter Song' surging and shimmering its way through the tiers, and every song sounding completely classic (so much so that some of the more excitable ground floorers' even manage to mosh to 'A Question Isn't Answered')- it'll be exciting to follow the boys along through an exciting summer of festivals and see what's around the corner.

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Temples Shepherds Bush Empire One of the most satisfying things about music is falling in love with a band and watching them grow to do some really quite cool things. I don't like being the 'Oh! I caught them when they were playing the Flowerpot all those moons ago!' or 'Oh, did you not see them at the Astoria when it was still around?' guy, but seeing an artist in their primary days, when things are the grittiest and most undone- is certainly one of life's little treasures (pretentious smetentious).

After flicking through the NME new bands list early last January on a whim- making note of Palma Violets, Deap Valley and Haim (ring any bells?) I spotted the pristine and pretty enviable mops (#thinhairgirlprobs) of four Kettering based boys (and more so after giving their debut single 'Shelter Song' a listen), was pretty set on catching them live at the next possible opportunity. From watching them tucked away in the upstairs of a slightly whiffy pub (you may remember this little interview not long after...), to squeezing into a filled up O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, it's pretty incredible to think that their debut has only just been released and how fast paced the last year has been for Temples.
Temples Shepherds Bush Empire Noodling away on their guitars, a hazy lull pretty much casts a spell across the crowd from start to finish with everyone (apart from two overly merry women on the first tier, Temples t-shirts and all, howling along the lyrics) pretty much in awe of every lyric and note whistling through the Empire. With 'Shelter Song' surging and shimmering its way through the tiers, and every song sounding completely classic (so much so that some of the more excitable ground floorers' even manage to mosh to 'A Question Isn't Answered')- it'll be exciting to follow the boys along through an exciting summer of festivals and see what's around the corner.

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12 comments:

  1. I was at this gig as well - how great was it?! I was on the balcony near those two extremely merry women but luckily wasn't too close to them! Things certainly got a bit rowdy! Amazing photos Liv x

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  2. I'm dying to see Temples live (I'm coincidentally listening to them right now!) great post :)
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

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  3. amazing pictures, and i love seeing underground bands become big. will have a look into them :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Wow love the pics!
    http://mayaruhinda.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love the first picture!
    roseylittleme.blogspot.com

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  6. The just came to my city on Monday!

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  7. Great photography! Love the photo effect X
    thefashion-junkie

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  8. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  9. Watching a band or musician grow is one of the best things. I still feel so much excitement and pride hearing people like Ben Howard playing in shops, and it's so surreal hearing Ellie Goulding everywhere now too. It doesn't seem like that long ago I was listening to her early acoustic demos on the school bus, thinking about how well I know those feelings... but I guess it was several years ago now. I'll be seeing her live later this year and I'm so looking forward to the what I call 'Proud Mama Hen' moment. It's golden.

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  10. glad you had such an amazing time! Great photos x
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  11. Love the photos!! Lucky you, you get to see your favorite band live!

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  12. First heard these guys at Reading last year and it's crazy to see how quickly things are moving for them! I had no problems getting straight to the front last year, not so sure that would be the case now!

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