Temperance Movement White Bear Tour

Temperance MovementTemperance Movement White Bear Tour

 

White Bear Album – out January 15th 2016 through Earache Records

UK tour brightening Jan 2016

British band The Temperance Movement are pleased to reveal their soulful cover of the classic Blur song ‘Tender’. The video was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and perfectly captures the open-minded spirit of the band that was inspired by the musical history steeped in the venue that surrounded them.

Guitarist Paul Sayer comments, “The main reason for particularly wanting to cover Blur was that they’re a band that was really of our childhood. As great as it is when you’re growing up to discover all the amazing, timeless bands in your parents record collection, there’s nothing like hearing fresh, new music when you’re 14 and knowing that you’re a part of the generation that’s hearing it for the first time. That’s what Blur was for us. ‘Tender’ was the perfect Blur song for us to cover because although they’re as Indie as it gets that song has a huge amount of Soul in it, which is something we feel we have in our music as well.”

In the first part of a special behind the scenes video series, you can see the band discuss the process behind writing White Bear and get an intimate insight into the recording of one of Britain’s great rock bands at home in the studio.

Whilst on the album title, White Bear, singer Phil Campbell notes, “Nick called me with the title which inspired the lyric to the song. It refers to a study by Daniel Wenger on mindfulness and the controlling of unwanted thoughts, testing a quote from Dostoevsky’s ‘Winter Notes on Summer Impressions’: ‘Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”

The first single to be taken from the album is the groove filled ‘Three Bulleits’. With an abundance of attitude and swagger it’s also the powerful opener to the new album.

White Bear track listing:

1. Three Bulleits
2. Get Yourself Free
3. A Pleasant Peace I Feel
4. Modern Massacre
5. Battle Lines
6. White Bear
7. Oh Lorraine
8. Magnify
9. The Sun and Moon Roll Around Too Soon
10. I Hope I’m Not Losing My Mind

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 HERE

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, >HERE 

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

All tickets and bundles are available at HERE

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