new single – listen hereNew album ‘White Bear’
out January 15th 2016 through Earache Records
UK tour – Jan 2016
The Temperance Movement have unveiled their pulsating new single ‘Oh Lorraine’ which is taken from the upcoming new album White Bear, released on January 15th through Earache Records.
‘Oh Lorraine’ is a raucous, upbeat rock belter dripping with attitude and groove, echoing the mid-nineties vibe of The Stones Roses and Primal Scream with an undeniably contemporary punch.
Putting a modern stamp on hard rock and blues, The Temperance Movement have crafted one of the most intoxicating records of recent times with White Bear; an album that is both expansive and electrifying. Opening with the swaggering ‘Three Bulleits’ (titled after the Bulleit brand of bourbon favoured by some of the band), White Bear runs the whole gamut of modern rock’n’roll. From the classic Faces/Crowes R&B stylings of ‘Get Yourself Free’ – which comes complete with a raw soul vocal from Campbell and Crosby, Stills & Nash-style harmonies from the band – to the explosive pace of the adrenaline-fuelled ‘Modern Massacre’, White Bear is a masterclass in songwriting from a band at the peak of their powers.
‘A Pleasant Peace I Feel’ delivers one of the most euphoric choruses you’ll hear in the whole of 2016, while ‘White Bear’ itself moves between tender moments and passionate fire, featuring blast-furnace guitars and Campbell’s powerhouse vocals. Finally, rounding off the album is ‘I Hope I’m Not Losing My Mind’, a stoned-soul ballad that demonstrates the finesse that lies beneath the band’s signature power.
Due for release on January 15th, White Bear follows their critically-acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut and was recorded with producer Sam Miller in London, Northamptonshire and Monmouth. True to the band’s mantra of recording songs in three takes or less, there is an immediacy, drive and spontaneity to the album that makes the songs crackle with adventure and sheer chemistry.
As we approach the release of the album, The Temperance Movement are unveiling short films detailing life in the band and the creation of the album. Part One saw the band discuss the process behind writing White Bear and deliver an intimate insight into its recording in the studio.
The second part features them discussing the trials and tribulations of life post-tour and the pressures of being in a working band that led to guitarist Luke Potashnik’s recent departure.
Jan. 17 – Norwich, UK – UEA
Jan. 19 – Aberdeen, UK – Beach Ballroom
Jan. 20 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
Jan. 21 – Newcastle, UK – University
Jan. 22 – Leeds, UK – Becket University
Jan. 24 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
Jan. 25 – Birmingham, UK – Institute
Jan. 26 – Cardiff, UK – Y Plas
Jan. 27 – London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire