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The Temperance Movement reveal Blur cover

The Temperance Movement have released a video for their cover of Blur track Tender.

It was recorded at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios when the band decided to pay tribute to a musical movement that influence them during their formative years. The track was released for Record Store Day last year.

Drummer Damon Wilson says: “Britpop was possibly England’s last great music revolution. We wanted to celebrate those heady days when guitar music ruled the waves and people were excited around the world by British music. With a nod to The Beatles, we decided Abbey Road Studios would be the perfect destination.

Tender is something of a rarity for Blur, with its echoes of American gospel. It resonated with our love of soul and roots music.”

The Temperance Movement are currently touring Europe and return to the UK in January. They’ll launch second album White Bear on January 15.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.