‘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.
Don’t miss The Temperance Movement on tour in the UK in support of White Bear:
- Jan. 16 – Portsmouth, UK – Pyramid Centre
- 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
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White Bear is available to pre-order now on CD, signed CD, vinyl and limited edition signed white vinyl, and is also available in a number of t-shirt bundles. Reserve your copy now at http://www.earache.com/ttm
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/whitebear-itunes