The Temperance Movement The Temperance Movement on 2LP
"A potent force in British rock music has arrived,” proclaimed MOJO in their 5-star review, and well, yes they have. Driven by the gritty, soulful vocals of Phil Campbell, the mastery of guitarists Paul Sayer and Luke Potashnick and a powerhouse of a rhythm section delivered by Nick Fyffe on bass and Damon Wilson on drums, The Temperance Movement is set to splash down stateside with the release of their 12-song, self-titled debut album via Fantasy/Concord.
Electrifying fans of timeless, British-invasion song craft and superb musicianship, The Temperance Movement deftly fuse inspirations such as The Stones, Faces, Little Feat, Bobby Womack and acknowledged catalysts The Black Crowes, into their own authentic blast of blues’n’soul drenched rock’n’roll. Relentless gigging in the U.K. has already built the band a strong live rep, exemplified during the summer of 2014 when, at the special invitation of Mick Jagger, The Temperance Movement joined the Rolling Stones as opening act on dates in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, and Dusseldorf.
As it turns out out, referencing the 19th century social movement that called for abstinence from alcohol in their name, was not the booze-soaked ironic gesture it might appear to be on the surface. "Phil had the name and when he said it we all just liked the sound of it," recalls Luke. "For us it has a broader meaning. It makes me think of living in a temperate society in the sense of people looking after each other. Trying to be a little bit better to each other, more understanding and kind, temperance in that sense. It fits with what we want to do, which is make music the right way, make it honest, make it true." Welcome to The Temperance Movement.
The Temperance Movement The Temperance Movement Track Listing:
1. Only Friend
2. Ain't No Telling
4. Be Lucky
5. Midnight Black
6. Chinese Lanterns
7. Know for Sure
8. Morning Riders
9. Lovers and Fighters
10. Take It Back
14. Mother's Eyes