Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Substance Lies Behind This Band's Successes

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Substance Lies Behind This Band's Successes

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The Temperance Movement, Playhouse Whitley Bay Fuelled by Whitley Bay's finest fish and chips and roared on by an exuberant Mouth of the Tyne Festival crowd, The Temperance Movement added yet another landmark show to their list of North East triumphs.

It can't be easy maintaining such striking consistency. But ahead of high profile dates at T In The Park and Colorado's Ride Festival, featuring the legendary Pearl Jam, the classy quintet once again made the pursuit of excellence appear effortless.

The Mouth Of The Clyde took on The Mouth Of The Tyne with trademark zeal - frontman Phil Campbell a whirling dervish of pent-up energy, pouting and strutting in between violent blasts of primal vocal energy.

It's almost impossible to take your eyes off The Temperance Movement's sensational singer but avert your gaze for a brief moment and one of modern rock's finest guitarists casually comes into focus.

Understated doesn't tell the full story where Paul Sayer is concerned. …

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