Gig photos 2015

Photos of Aztec Temples band

Aztec Temples has been busy in 2015.

The band has played at a variety of gigs and festivals, both in Leicester and elsewhere in the Midlands.

Aztec Temples at The Musician. Photo: Philip Vernon.
Aztec Temples at The Musician. Photo: Philip Vernon.
Poster for Aztec Temples after show party, 16th July 2016 at Turkey Cafe.
Poster for Aztec Temples after show party, 16th July 2016 at Turkey Cafe.
Poster for show at The Shed on 9th October 2016.
Poster for show at The Shed on 9th October 2016.
Conor at The Cookie
Conor at The Cookie

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Aztec Temples and friends at the party to celebrate LCFC's win in 2016
Aztec Temples and friends at the party to celebrate LCFC’s win in 2016

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Press coverage

Press and media coverage of Aztec Temples band

Aztec Temples in the news

Aztec Temples is a band that has been getting some attention in the press and media.

Please read these reviews.

Aztec Temples was band of the month on Music in Leicester magazine.

The Shed : 3rd Oct 2015
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is a band that is following hard on their heals. In terms of musical style the two bands are similar but quite distinct. MW is more of what you might call ‘indie’ and AT might be thought of as ‘alternative rock.’ Not that these well-worn labels mean that much. Tonight’s show gave us the chance to see these two bands playing together on the same line-up and that was a quality experience. For me it confirmed what I have thought for a long time – that Leicester is a powerhouse of popular music, a city that has few rivals for its ability to generate music acts that are outstanding; if only Leicester could get the recognition it deserved from the music media!

Aztec Temples at The Soundhouse

The Cookie  :  2nd October 2015 

Aztec Temples were here again. There is not a lot I can say about this band that I have not said before, but the one think that struck me tonight was the power of their song writing. A band that plays only its own songs, they have written some of the most attractive and memorable songs of any of our Leicester bands, songs that stick in your mind, songs you could easily sing on the way home. Always a good sign. They know how to make a good song.

  The Soundhouse  :  26th September 2015

Conor Simpson of Aztec Temples
Conor Simpson of Aztec Temples band

Aztec Temples September 12th 2015

The Cookie – This Feeling event

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I was here to see Aztec Temples. Our local rising stars had grabbed the headline slot.  I really love bands that give me songs I can remember on the way home and tunes like The Other Side and Down by The River give me that.  The band is recording a set of new songs now, so something there to look forward to. Tonight they offered a well-constructed set of songs.  Having seen them headline shows before, I can say with some commitment, that they are an ace band that commands respect (and a healthy fan base.)

 Enderby Music Festival : Saturday 18th July 2015

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The atmosphere changes as the group of young men get into their song; big bouncy rhythms are filling the afternoon air; families stop talking and look at the stage; children stop running round and stand still. The first full electric rock band of the day is pumping out a set of stomping beats and I see people tapping their hands on the tables in time with the rhythms.

The lead singer, Conor holds the microphone as he pours into it the sounds of his ample vocals; I think ‘Well, he has got a good voice!’ Connor looks very cool in his dark shades, I think. This band is good;  I lean across to a friend and say “These guys are fantastic”; he replies “Yes they certainly are.” I take a long drink of my ale and begin tapping my feet in time with the music. I am thinking this is the best afternoon I have had for ages.

Aztec Temples at the Pi Bar : June 26th 2015

Aztec Temples at Pi Bar June 2015

Leicester’s rising stars of the bands scene, Aztec Temples, were the main attraction at Pi Bar tonight. Heading up an impressive line-up brought together by Dreaming in Colour Productions, it was a night to remember. This is a venue that often delivers good evenings of musical entertainment. Tonight was one that hit the mark, from its first band right through to the finale. As DICP commented on their Facebook pageGood lord last night was just bloody brilliant! It certainly was.

On 30th May 2015 the band featured in The Leicester Mercury

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19th May at The Musician

and carried a feature article about the band in May

Music in Leicester magazine published this review of Aztec Temples

Leicester’s rising stars of the bands scene, Aztec Temples, were the main attraction at Pi Bar tonight. Heading up an impressive line-up brought together by Dreaming in Colour Productions, it was a night to remember. This is a venue that often delivers good evenings of musical entertainment. Tonight was one that hit the mark, from its first band right through to the finale. As DICP commented on their Facebook pageGood lord last night was just bloody brilliant! It certainly was. With a spectacular performance by The Fores and solidly enjoyable supporting acts by The Harmonics, The Mocking Jays and The Thieves, Aztec Temples provided the icing on the cake.

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Band of the month for May 2015

Music in Leicester magazine likes to feature bands; in this article we look at the work of Leicester band Aztec Temples.

Aztec Temples is an alternative rock band from Leicester that formed in September 2014. A four-piece band with Conor Simpson – lead vocals, Shay McDermott – lead guitar/backing vocals, Lewis McDermott – rhythm guitar/backing vocals, Lewis Brown – drums and Tom Dewsbery – Bass.

The band classes it’s music style as ‘Alternative.’ The band’s general manager is Ray Simpson. They say their influences include: ‘Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Goo Goo Dolls, Jimi Hendrix, The Verve, Nirvana.’

 

Aztec Temples at the The Musician 14th May 2015

‘The first slot can be a challenging one; the room might not have warmed up; people are still chatting to their friends or waiting at the bar for a drink. Happily Leicester band Aztec Temples got the show off to a resounding start. I saw this band when they played recently at The Shed on 7th March. The four-piece band played an engaging set of songs which they delivered with verve and commitment. A solidly good vocal line was well supported by the guitar players and the drummer. Musically they occupy a position around indie and pop, often referred as ‘alternative’ and thus equipped I think this will be become one of the popular bands of the year. They drew a warm response from the audience. With original songs like Made his dealEverywhere I Go, World is turning and Down By The River, my hunch is that this is a band that will be giving people the kind of music they are keen to hear. ‘ [Music in Leicester magazine]

Aztec Templates at The Shed, 7th March 2015 Photo RhinoFeroSs photography