Premiere: The Temperance Movement - Take It Back

Old school rock 'n' roll...
The Temperance Movement

Perhaps Alex Turner had a point.

As garbled as his now-infamous BRITs speech was, the Arctic Monkeys frontman did argue that rock 'n' roll will always be there, it will always be a part of the pop landscape.

And that's unarguably true. Yet looking at Arctic Monkeys' own output, there's precious little - beyond the immaculate slicked back hair - to connect them with Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran et al.

Which is where The Temperance Movement come in. A colossal live act - the band played more than 100 shows in 2013 alone - the group are taking that dynamism into the studio.

New single 'Take It Back' is all yob shouting and razor-blade riffs, the sort of thing which made small town English magistrates shriek when Teddy Boys came knocking on their doors.

Out on April 21st, 'Take It Back' comes equipped with a video piecing together live footage. Containing clips from their sold out show at London venue KOKO, check it out below:

As if that wasn't enough...

The Temperance Movement are aiming to become the first group to unite Blur and Oasis. In time for Record Store Day the band have recorded cover versions of Blur's 'Tender' and the Oasis album track 'Up In The Sky'.

Out on April 19th as a limited edition seven inch single, watch out for sound clips hitting the web soon.

The Temperance Movement have confirmed the following shows:

April
21 Lincoln Engine Shed
22 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
23 Manchester Academy 2
25 Glasgow QMU
26 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
27 Newcastle Newcastle University
28 Leeds Leeds Met
30 London Shepherd's Bush Empire

May
1 Oxford Oxford Academy
2 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
3 Cardiff University Great Hall

Buy Clash Magazine

Get Clash on your mobile, for free: iPhone / Android

Have your say

Sign in or Register to leave comments
-