LAST NZ GIGS!!
- 17/05/2013 at BLUE DUCK, Milford Sound, New Zealand
- 18/05/2013 at REDCLIFF CAFE, Te Anau, New Zealand
- 24/05/2013 at CHICK'S HOTEL, Dunedin, New Zealand
- 30/05/2013 at DUNEDIN PUBLIC LIBRARY, Dunedin, New Zealand
- 31/05/2013 at TASTE MERCHANTS, Dunedin, New Zealand
- 14/06/2013 at PLATO, Dunedin, New Zealand
- 16/06/2013 at INCH BAR, Dunedin, New Zealand
ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
Just back from a 44 date whirlwind tour of New Zealand, Australia and the USA, Temple hits the road again, this time with a shift to
Australia to finish off recording his 5th album and do some gigging along the way! Weaving together tall tales and social commentary with a bluesy love for sound, Temple bids a fine farewell to his home in the deep south of NZ, heads north to Christchurch then over the ditch for some good times and some air time! Check juliantempleband.com for more details.
JULIAN TEMPLE SOLO PRESS RELEASE JUNE 2011
A true troubadour, Julian Temple has been belting the hell out of his husky voice, his beloved guitar and his bipolar songs for the past decade all over the road to nowhere. Which is why he has ended up on a whirlwind tour of three countries in three nights, weaving together tall tales and social commentary with a bluesy-funky-jazzy-country-love for sound. From his home in the Deep South of New Zealand, Temple will make his way north, over the ditch to Australia for a night in Sydney and on to his birth-place; California... all in three days! With support acts to die for, (Tono in Auckland, Jesse Morris in Sydney and Levi Larkin in Los Angeles) good times and air times are bound to be had by all... check out www.juliantempleband.com for details.
1st November – Castle Macadam, Dunedin, NZ
2nd November – Wine Cellar, Auckland, NZ
3rd November – Notes, Sydney, AUS
4th November – Yucatan, Seal Beach, USA
5th November – Linnaea's, San Luis Obispo, USA
"Like the loudest blues band in the world whispering" - Zeitgeist, U.K.
"With an inquisitive eye and fantastic storytelling, the San Fran-Kiwi seizes vignettes of life and wrings the hell out of them. Julian Temple's right hand is the key, tenderly caressing his beloved acoustic one moment, dishing out a hiding the next - the perfect accompaniment to his often pained vocal interplay. Dunedin's finest musical import." - Otago Daily Times, NZ
"Julian Temple has an organic sense of feel that could only come from an artist that has released three albums, and tirelessly toured the country for close to a decade. Uneven verse lengths, unconventional timings and strange song structures, but in a way that sounds natural and uncontrived – the unfathomable mathematics of the ocean." - Groove Guide, NZ
"It sounds extraordinary. You can't predict the songs. In each moment something new." - Radio Heerde, Netherlands
"A distinctive and original sound - an interesting step forward in music" - KIX FM, Australia
"Undeniably the combination works. Very interesting and highly listenable." - NZ Musician Magazine, N.Z.
"What a sound! The musical interplay is truly excellent." - Highlands FM, Australia
"Temple's howling blues & soul inspired vocals rip through the listeners with the type of pained singing and lyrics that come from a man who has walked his fair share of hard yards." - Dunedinmusic.com, NZ
JTB PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 2010
On October the 8th, 2010 Julian Temple Band internationally release their third, full-length studio album Balance Escapes on California-based independent label Oscillosonic Records. The album was recorded in South Dunedin at drummer PMK's Sub Urb Studios during the bitter, cold winter of 2009, only a month before the release of the band's last album Quiet Earth. However, post-production at Tom Bell's Tin Shack Studios did not take place until mid-2010, in order for JTB to tour Quiet Earth extensively through New Zealand. Temple says, "It was good to come back off tour with a new project ready and waiting." The album consists of nine banging tracks, one of them 11 minutes long, and takes a grungier, more psychedelic approach then their previous efforts to date. Part of this is due to Temple's decision to hang up his acoustic guitar and pick up his Les Paul electric so that he could channel his rock n' roll upbringings. Also fresh to Balance Escapes is the presence of bass player Scott Campbell, who replaced original member Matt Brook in 2009. "Having Scozza on the album gave us a brand new lease on the music and we were able to dramatically change direction with no real hiccups. It was like we started a whole new band," says Temple. The band plan to tour the album as much as possible in the next year with a trip to the U.S. planned for late 2011. But first and foremost JTB bring Balance Escapes to their hometown on Friday the 8th of October, at 12 Below with a little help from their friends; Alizarin Lizard, Something Quartet and Left Or Right Soundsystem. See you there!!!
JTB FEATURE IN DOCUMENTARY SOUNDTRACK
Three songs off the "Quiet Earth" album were used as part of a kayak/environmental conservation documentary called "Waikaia: Life Blood". The film will be featured in film festivals worldwide. Directed by Wayne Johnson.
JTB PLAY FEASTOCK SOUTHERN LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL
JTB are to play the second annual Feastock live music festival, April 17th, 2010. It will be the second time the band have played the festival although this year they have a far later slot in the evening. Other bands playing are Left Or Right, Mountaineater, Knives At Noon, Alizarian Lizard, TFF, Entropy Trio, Thundercub, Soulseller and Made in China.
"QUIET EARTH" MAKES TOP 50 KIWI SONGS OF 2009
The Christchurch Press has named JTB title track Quiet Earth one of the top 50 Kiwi songs of 2009. Other bands to receive the nomination were Minuit, The Clean, Lawrence Arabia, Gin Wigmore, The Transistors, Don McGlashan, Deja Voodoo, The Upbeats, Flight of the Conchords, Salmonella Dub, Liam Finn, The Bats, Pheonix Foundation, Bachelorette, Shapeshifter, Dimmer, The Veils, Sola Rosa, Trillion, Dear Time's Waste and heaps more!
JTB PRESS RELEASE SUMMER 09/10
San Francisco born Julian Temple brought together the best damn rhythm section he could find to play his tripped up and bipolar songs. The three-man band based in the Deep South, smash through the outer edges of most genres, giving their music an abstract form that can't fit into any pigeon-shaped hole. Troubadour songwriting glides through the bluesy-funky-jazzy-punky-psychedellic-groovy-grunge and gets smeared together for some good times and some air time. This diversity is probably the bands biggest strength and steepest street... "So, what kind of music do you play?" Um... Yeah... About that... Check the album, or better yet, check a live show and let the music do the talking.
Temple's stylishly simple use of electric and acoustic guitars, along with his husky and crazily acrobatic voice, brings expressive depth and diversity to lyrics that oscillate the vignettes of life. Rib rattling and soulful bass lines swell effortlessly from the fingers of Scott Campbell whose jazz and funk-inspired playing unifies the band, while on drums, PMK's rough approach to precision provides both backbone and finishing touch.
Julian Temple Band makes music that is down and dirty but full of love for sound. Spawned in early 2004, they have independently released two albums; In Sea (2006) and Quiet Earth (2009) and toured extensively in the U.S. and N.Z. This summer they take to the road once again to bring you songs from the first releases as well as from the upcoming third album which is currently in post-production at Tom Bell's Tin Shack studio.
Come party till late with the boys at these shows:
26/11/2009 at CHICK'S HOTEL, Port Chalmers, Dunedin
27/11/2009 at REDCLIFF CAFE, Te Anau
28/11/2009 at REVOLVER, Queenstown
10/12/2009 at DUX DE LUX, Christchurch
11/12/2009 at LE CAFE, Picton
12/12/2009 at STRAWBERRY TREE, Kaikoura
31/12/2009 at NEW YEAR'S EVE, Te Anau
06/01/2010 at INTERISLANDER, Cook Straight
08/01/2010 at PARIHAKA PEACE FESTIVAL, Taranaki
13/01/2010 at MIGHTY MIGHTY, Wellington
15/01/2010 at LOUNGE , Carterton
16/01/2010 at DOGS BOLLIX, Auckland
17/01/2010 at YOT CLUB, Raglan
21/01/2010 at KHUJA LOUNGE, Auckland
22/01/2010 at JUICE BAR AT THE WINDSOR, Auckland
23/01/2010 at THE CABANA, Napier
24/01/2010 at INTERISLANDER, Cook Straight
24/01/2010 at STRAWBERRY TREE, Kaikoura
05/02/2010 at HOT MAMA'S, Motueka
06/02/2010 at PARK CAFE, Marahau
07/02/2010 at MUSSEL INN, Takaka
26/03/2010 at CHICK'S HOTEL, Port Chalmers, Dunedin
27/03/2010 at PENGUIN CLUB, Oamaru
JTB SIGN WITH YELLOW EYE DISTRIBUTION
"Quiet Earth" is now being distributed and promoted NZ nationwide through Yellow Eye Music. Yellow Eye have helped the album into chains such as the CD STORE and REAL GROOVY.
JTB RELEASE "QUIET EARTH" ON CD
Julian Temple Band release their long overdue sophmore album "Quiet Earth" this August 7th at Chick's Hotel in Port Chalmers. Recorded in a small batch in Purakanui in late 2007, it took almost two years to mix/master/duplicate/release the album due to "poor musos syndrome" (PMS). So long was the wait that the band have since found a new bass player (Scott Campbell of RFM and Entropy Trio fame) and already recorded their third album, yet to be released. "Quiet Earth" consists of 12 tracks that collide with numerous genres, making a pigeon-hole for the Julian Temple Band and the album's sound quite a task indeed. Decribed by one U.K. critic as "the loudest blues band in the world whispering" definitely fits in some instances but if you see the band live, "whispering" can just as easily turn into wailing and the "blues" can flip into funky-punky-groovy-grunge with the tap of a footswitch. Overall the album has a refreshing surf style feel to it yet "noirish" undertones are aplenty throughout. The band have chosen one of their favourite Dunedin bands the Biff Merchants to open the release gig and warm the crowd of the legendary Chick's Hotel. See thou there. "Quiet Earth" is available on cd from www.dunedinmusic.com or digitally from www.itunes.com/juliantempleband.
JTB GET RECORDING
Without even releasing their second album "Quiet Earth", the boys have gotten under way with their third. Recording commenced Monday the 6th of July in South Dunedin at PMK studios where the boys lay down an eleven track album of fresh, re-invented psychedelic-groovy-grungy sounds. A release date is not confirmed but will follow shortly after "Quiet Earth" is released at Chick's Hotel on August 7th, 2009.
JTB TO PLAY 2010 PARIHAKA INTERNATIONAL PEACE FESTIVAL
Julian Temple Band have been asked back to play the 2010 Parihaka International Peace Festival in Taranaki, NZ held January 7-11. The band plan to make their way up for a summer tour and stop off at this premiere summer festival to play among some of the countries top bands.
JTB SONGS USED IN AWARD WINNING FILM
Two Julian Temple Band songs from the new album Quiet Earth have been used as part of the soundtrack to an award winning documentary. The film, Lost Tower directed by Wayne Johnson, won the Hiddleston/MacQueen award for the best New Zealand-made film at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival to be held in Wanaka from July 3 to 7, 2009.
JTB SONGS USED IN INTERNATIONAL SURF FILMS
Various Julian Temple Band songs were used as part of the soundtrack in four different international surf films. The films are The Hub, directed by Christiaan Bailey/Ocean Motion Pictures, Long Road, directed by Damien Phillips, Lost in the Middle, directed by Trevor Povah/Red Potion Productions, and The Endless Winter, directed by Damien Phillips.
JTB RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON ITUNES
The Julian Temple Band have released their long overdue album Quiet Earth for download on iTunes. The album was recorded in the end of 2007 in a small cottage in the bush at Purakanui, Dunedin, NZ. Due to financial issues the band were not able to get the album into post-production until late 2008. Plans to press hard copies on to cd in July of 2009 are going ahead. For download visit www.itunes.com/juliantempleband