The difficult second record? This doesn’t seem to be a problem for The Temperance Movement, as they unveil their sophomore album, White Bear.

The Temperance Movement have witnessed great success since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2013. Having rubbed shoulders with the likes of the Rolling Stones, who handpicked the band to support them at four huge arena shows, it’s of no surprise that some of the Stones’ swagger has rubbed off on them.

TemperanceMovement-WhiteBear-AlbumArtworThe band’s influences are deeply rooted in the golden age of rock and roll, to which they apply a modern twist. The Temperance Movement’s sound seems to have evolved somewhat with White Bear delivering a much harder, faster, retro-infused, raw energy than their debut. Think more along the lines of “Midnight Black” than “Chinese Lanterns.”

This is apparent straight out of the blocks with the pounding groove of “Three Bulleits” and “Modern Massacre,” each packing a punch with Paul Sayer laying down some monolithic, fuzz-fueled guitar riffs.

White Bear is packed full of infectious rock n’ roll numbers which you will find it hard it hard not to love. Although one track separates itself from the rest is the sombre, heartfelt number, “I Hope I’m Not Losing My Mind.” The title track itself is a future classic in the making.

With only a few weeks into 2016, we are already looking at a contender for album of the year.

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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