Julian Temple Band


For almost 20 years Dunedin-based Julian Temple has led his band through a number of line-ups, across seven albums, touring and receiving positive mentions in international media. Along the way they’ve played on the West Coast of the United States – where he was raised – and he recorded a solo album on the side as part of his post-graduate studies at the University of Otago.

Two of Temple’s songs recorded by the band made the finals and semi-finals of the International Songwriting Award “which have pretty good judges like Tom Waits and the Pixies”, he observes. At home they’ve skimmed in and out of the album charts and their latest, Tunnels, a mature and challenging work, is their best yet.

Julian Temple Band
Julian Temple Band - Hide Away single cover (2023). Artwork by David Shannon.
Julian Temple Band - Quiet Earth album cover (2009)
Julian Temple Band - No Evil single cover art (2023)
Julian Temple Band - Balance Escapes album release show poster, 2010.
Julian Temple Band at Feastock festival in 2019 (L-R): Julian Temple, Andy Straight, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Stephen Marshall
Photo credit: Amanda Konijn
Julian Temple Band - Tunnels album cover art (2023)
Julian Temple Band at Mixfest, 2020 (L-R): Alex Vaatstra, Julian Temple, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Stephen Marshall, Andy Straight.
Julian Temple Band - Slippery Slope single cover art.
Julian Temple Band - Balance Escapes album cover (2010)
Julian Temple Band (L-R): Paul McLennan-Kissel, Paul McMillan, Julian Temple, Alex Vaatstra
Julian Temple Band (L-R): Stephen Marshall, Alex Vaatstra, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Julian Temple, Matty Brook, Andy Straight, Logan Hampton
Photo credit: Amanda Konijn
Julian Temple Band poster for '23/'24 NYE show in Te Anau.
Julian Temple Band - 'Wishing Well'
Julian Temple Band in 2009 (from left): Scott Campbell, Julian Temple, Paul McLennan-Kissel.
Photo credit: Isabella Harrex
Julian Temple Band outside House Of Blues in San Diego (L-R): Julian Temple, Alex Vaatstra, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Albert Sanudo
Alex Vaatstra (left) and Julian Temple recording the album Antarctica at Chick's Hotel
Photo credit: Amanda Konijn
Julian Temple Band - Slippery Slope - Live at New Athenaeum Theatre (30/9/23)
Julian Temple Band (L-R): Gareth Hartnett, Julian Temple, Tracy Morgan
Julian Temple Band - No Evil (Official Music Video, 2023)
Julian Temple Band - Blind As A Bat single cover (2023). Artwork by David Shannon.
Julian Temple Band t-shirt logo
Julian Temple Band - Guilt single cover (2023)
Julian Temple Band - Upsidedownbackwards album cover (2012). Artwork by Ocean Temple.
Julian Temple Band - 'Hundred Year Storm' Live in Studio (2018)
Julian Temple Band - Head in the Clouds (Official Music Video, 2023)
Julian Temple - Dark Bar (2018)
Julian Temple Band - Library single cover. Artwork by David Shannon.
Julian Temple Band in the bunker (L-R): Alex Vaatstra, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Julian Temple, Paul McMillan
Photo credit: Chris Garden
Julian Temple Band - Live at Sublime Studio (2020)
Julian Temple Band - Ceiling In The Sky album cover (2015)
Julian Temple Band - 'Debt Collector' Music Video (2010)
Julian Temple Band (L-R): Paul McMillan, Alex Vaatstra, Julian Temple, Paul McLennan-Kissel
Julian Temple Band at Feastock festival in 2015 (L-R): Paul McMillan, Julian Temple, Alex Vaatstra, Paul McLennan-Kissel
Julian Temple Band (L-R): Alex Vaatstra, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Julian Temple, Paul McMillan. 
Julian Temple Band at the House Of Blues in San Diego
Julian Temple Band - Antarctica album cover (2018). Artwork by David Shannon.
Julian Temple Band recording their album Antarctica at Chick's Hotel. From left: Logan Hampton, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Stephen Marshall, Alex Vaatstra, Julian Temple. 
Photo credit: Amanda Konijn
Julian Temple Band
Julian Temple Band. Artwork by Dune Terrace.
Members:

Julian Temple - vocals, guitar

Paul Mclennan-Kissel - drums

Alex Vaatstra - violin

Steve “Seedy” Marshall - bass

Andy Straight - guitar

Labels:

Oscillosonic Records Ltd.

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