The Temperance Movement: The Temperance Movement Deluxe Edition

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The Temperance Movement’s 2013 self-titled album was easily one of the best rock debuts of recent years, melding sensual blues with funky rock and soulful beats – catchy and energetic throughout.

Their UK tour earlier this year was also a mammoth success, and this reissue celebrates both: as well as the album itself; a second disc featuring a small selection of live cuts from the tour is included. Anyone who caught said tour will know that their live presence is enthralling: gravelly-voiced Glaswegian frontman Phil Campbell is particularly vivacious – even on an audio recording his energy seeps through the speakers.

The musicianship is solid, and these guys know how to play the blues: the tracks are rife with improvised jams. Admittedly, there’s not a huge amount here for those who have the album already and caught the tour. But if you missed them both first time around, this is the perfect introduction./o:p

Hannah May Kilroy

Hannah May Kilroy has been writing about music professionally for over a decade, covering everything from extreme metal to country. She was deputy editor at Prog magazine for over five years, and previously worked on the editorial teams at Terrorizer and Kerrang!. She currently works as the production editor for The Art Newspaper, and also writes for the Guardian, Classic Rock and Metal Hammer.