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The Temperance Movemenet will perform at Holmfirth Picturedrome on 26th July 2019!

9 April 2019

The Temperance Movemenet will perform at Holmfirth Picturedrome on 26th July 2019!

The Temperance Movement is a rich, deep blend of crafted harmonies, laconic rock n roll

swagger and earthy, folk tinged, very British influences.



Formed with the simplest of intentions, determined to play the kind of music that displayed

honesty and integrity, the band is centred around the vulnerable grit of Glaswegian vocalist

Phil Campbell and the organic interplay of guitarists Paul Sayer and Luke Potashnick. The

Temperance Movement sound takes in smooth introspection ('Pride'), rock n roll strut ('Only

Friend') and lovelorn defiance ('Lovers and Fighters').

The band's debut, self titled album, is an authentic collection of songs that possesses a warm,

homely sound that does away with studio trickery and instead embraces a lively, upfront

atmosphere that gives songs like 'Take It Back' an everyman feel. Instruments and voices

have room to breathe and leave space for you to take the music for what it is - honest, soulful

and believable.



Preferring the understated detail in favour of the overblown cliche, the rhythm section of

bassist Nick Fyffe and drummer Damon Wilson underpin the tension in up tempo rabble

rousers like 'Midnight Black' and country style sing-a-long 'Know for Sure'.

Armed with only a five track EP titled 'Pride' (released in 2012), The Temperance Movement

immediately found a receptive audience among lovers of sincere, straightforward openness.

Word of the band's unpretentious live shows spread quickly and led to their first official UK tour

selling out. A fifteen date tour of Sweden produced a similar result, with fans responding to the

inclusive nature of the band's approach to live performances, inviting an atmosphere of

togetherness instead of pomposity and egotism.



When Campbell opens his heart on 'Chinese Lanterns' and 'Smouldering' a new depth to the

band reveals itself, where pure spirit triumphs over every knock back and sucker punch. The

multipart bittersweet harmonies on 'Pride' and the laid back sunny day optimism of 'Be Lucky'

offer a simplicity that is the key to The Temperance Movement's appeal - a British blues

explosion not trying too hard be anything other than what they are - honest rock n roll with a

pastoral, natural, feel good approach.



The album (released in September 2013) debuted at an impressive Number 12 in the UK

National Charts and earned them the prestigious award for ‘Best New Band’ at the Classic Rock

Awards. Rounding off the year in style the band scooped the Number 1 slot on Music Week

Presents Best New Talent 2013 chart. Since then the band have gone from strength to

strength, completing sold out tours of the UK (including London dates at Koko and Shepherd's

Bush Empire), Europe and winning over legions of fans including Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy




It is a summer of frolicking on the finest festival stages including Download, Rock Werchter, T

in the Park and Belladrum, to name but a few, before the band return to touring duties in the

Autumn touring Europe and the UK including their biggest show to date at London’s Forum.


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