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The Temperance Movement: White Bear

Album Review

Nuanced blues rockers’ follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 debut.

It’s fair to say The Temperance Movement are something of a throwback. It’s hardly surprising that the Rolling Stones invited the band to support them – they inhabit the eternal soundworld of the sleazy 60s and soaraway 70s, of Eric Clapton and Argent, of tight songs and tight trousers.

Still, even a pathological sworn enemy of traditional rock’n’roll would have to concede that The Temperance Movement do what they do with a rare and exquisite panache. They’re no mere barroom honkers.  


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