THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ALBUM LAUNCH
Gibson Guitar Studios, London
PLUS VIDEO INTERVIEW
Mark's video interview with bassist Nick Fyffe and guitarist Luke Potashnick is at the bottom of this page...
It's been quite a year for the Temperance Movement. Only a year ago they released their 'Pride' EP and a week later they played at the Sunflower Jam at the Royal Albert Hall sharing a bill with rock royalty such as Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, Led Zep's John Paul Jones and Ian Paice of Deep Purple plus many more.
For the past year the band have been working hard playing up and down the country and winning new fans everywhere they go with their brand of seventies inspired country flavoured rock.
In fact at the end of last year in MetalTalk's Best Of 2012 selections I predicted The Temperance Movement as the band to watch out for, and it seems that just nine months on there's no stopping them as their debut album has just entered the UK National charts at Number 12.
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You can read MetalTalk's Mike Foley well deserved 5/5 review of the album here and Andy Millen's 5/5 review of the band's recent appearance at Scotland's Loopallu festival here.
Just before the album was released the Temperance Movement held an album launch for invited industry folk and a few lucky fans and the band played a short set of seven songs including the latest single 'Midnight Black', the bluesy stride of 'Ain't No Telling' and the laid back burner 'Smouldering' whilst the intro to 'Chinese Lanterns' was done in an acappella style straight from the text book of the Eagles rounding of the set with the soulful rocker 'Only Friend'.
This was my fifth live viewing of the band over the last year and they improve immensely with every show having finely honed their craft to perfection proving that hard work does eventually pay off.
Just before the show MetalTalk's Mark Taylor had a quick word with bassist Nick Fyffe and guitarist Luke Potashnick to chat about their prolific year with the Temperance Movement and what hopes the band hold for the future. You can see the interview at the bottom of this page.
Ain't No Telling
See The Temperance Movement live at the following shows:
Sep. 26 - Reading, UK - Sub89
Sep. 27 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Sep. 28 - Leicester, UK - O2 Academy 2
Sep. 29 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 15 - Stoke, UK - Sugarmill
Nov. 17 - London, UK - KOKO
Nov. 18 - Cardiff, UK - Globe
Nov. 20 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy 2
Nov. 21 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Room
Nov. 22 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy