Addicted Interview: The Temperance Movement

*header image by Rob Blackham


At the end of last year I had the pleasure of sitting down with The Temperance Movement ahead of their show at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace. 

Hailing from the U.K. but sounding like they sucked the rock and roll soul out of the deep American South, the Temperance Movement are a beautiful conundrum that need to be heard and seen to be believed. Frontman Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarist Paul Sayer, and drummer Damon Wilson grew up listening to the likes of Creedence Clearwater and Lynyrd Lkynyrd and followed in the footsteps of Led Zeppelin to bring a piece of Americana home to their fellow music lovers.

Check out the title track from their latest album White Bear and you’ll see what I mean.

Back in October, I got the chance to sit with Phil and Nick in the green room at Lee’s Palace. There we chatted about music, fashion, and the band’s passion for frisbee. Yup, I’m not kidding.

*video shot and edited by Matthew Haskill

Check out photos from that show below!

*concert photos by Nadia Elkharadly

The Temperance Movement return to North America next month for another tour. Catch them in your city soon! Dates below.

North American Tour Dates
Apr 4               Mercury Lounge               New York, NY
Apr 6               Wolf Den                          Uncasville, CT
Apr 7               Middle East                      Cambridge, MA
Apr 8               The Foundry                    Philadelphia, PA
Apr 9               Songbyrd                         Washington, DC
Apr 11             Shelter at St. Andrews     Detroit, MI
Apr 12             The Horseshoe Tavern    Toronto, ON – Canada
Apr 14             A&R Bar                          Columbus, OH
Apr 15             Bottom Lounge                Chicago, IL
Apr 17             High Watt                         Nashville, TN
Apr 18             Gas Monkey                    Dallas, TX
Apr 19             Parish at House Of BluesNew Orleans, LA
Apr 21             Jack Rabbits                    Jacksonville, FL
Apr 22             Visulite Theatre               Charlotte, NC
Apr 23             Sweet Water 420 Fest    Atlanta, GA
Jul 08              The Ride Festival           Telluride, CO
Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is a Toronto based writer with a serious addiction to music. Corporate drone by day, renegade rocker by night, writing is her creative outlet. Nadia has written for the Examiner (.com) on live music in Toronto and Indie Music in Canada, and was a weekly columnist for Don't Believe a Word I Say. She has never been in a band but plays an awesome air guitar and also the tambourine. Nadia is the co-founder, Managing Editor and resident Music lover (and editor) for Addicted.
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