The Temperance Movement - Edinburgh
21st November 2013
 Written by:
Matt Ward
2013 will live long in the memory of each and every member of The Temperance Movement. This year has brought about the release of their self titled debut album, the Classic Rock Award for ‘Best New Band’ and add to that a 43 night UK and European tour. The penultimate date of this highly sought after tour was Edinburgh’s, Liquid Room.

For what was a bitterly cold evening, you could have forgiven many punters for making a late dash to the venue just to see the main event. This couldn’t have been further from the truth, with room to manoeuvre in short supply for the impressive support set from Joshua James.

By the time the lights dipped to welcome the evenings much talked about blues instilled rock band, you could feel a real air of excitement within the packed out crowd. The band flew straight out the traps with ‘Be Lucky’ and ‘Midnight Black’, with Glaswegian frontman Phil Campbell looking every bit the part with his attire of trilby, leather gloves, fur coat and a stage presence that oozed confidence and a real belief in what he was preaching. 

The 12-track set was one of tightness, togetherness and raw energy. This is no doubt down to the fact that the boys are close to reaching their 100th gig of this year. There was even time for a bit of crowd participation during ‘Know For Sure’, before the boys returned with an encore of ‘Take It Back’ and the stunning ‘Lovers & Fighters’.

It would be fair to say that anyone who has been lucky enough to catch The Temperance Movement in action, have observed a band who are undoubtedly destined for bigger and better things in the coming years.

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