British rock and rollers The Temperance Movement return with the eagerly-anticipated new album, A Deeper Cut featuring 12 brand new songs which draw on the band's recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities. "This is my favourite record we've made so far and I'm more excited about getting this out there than I have been about any of the previous albums," states guitarist Paul Sayer. "I feel like we've really captured what the band is about on this one; I can't wait for people to hear it and I can't wait to get out on the road and play it live to everyone."
From the moment "Caught In The Middle" kicks in, you know this album is going to be something special. Infectious and instantly memorable, it picks up where White Bear left off, only taking a few seconds to reel you in. "Built-In Forgetter" and "Love And Devotion" continue with The Temperance Movement's trademark danceable brand of rock, with a feel-good vibe and catchy hooks. Title track "A Deeper Cut" has a more contemplative approach, with a dreamy chorus guaranteed to get arms swaying and the crowd singing at their upcoming tour. The quieter, almost wistful sound allows the immense talent of vocalist Phil Campbell to shine brightly, showing a strong yet softer side of his range.
Next up is a stirring funky number entitled "Backwater Zoo," which is followed up by a soulful, bluesy ballad in the form of "Another Spiral." "Beast Nation" and "Higher Than The Sun" are laid back, chilled tracks encapsulating the distinctive sound that has garnered the band such a loyal fanbase, whilst "The Way It Was And The Way It Is Now" has a perfect, singalong chorus and a timeless feel. The band are at their most emotionally profound and vulnerable on "Children," which is followed up by the piano-driven "There's Still Time," a quietly impassioned track infused with an uplifting spirit. The finale, "The Wonders We've Seen," continues the mellow mood that flows throughout the album, and brings A Deeper Cut to a close.