1st Release from The Temperance Movement / UK Tour April, May and June / Features Only Friend , Aint No Tellin and Pride / Independent publicist Steve Guest working the record / Sold out shows in Manchester (600). London (350) THIS IS THE STORY OF THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT: five guys, four of them in London, one in Scotland. In short, they rock. Big, sweaty, old-school, sincere rock. But, like all the best rock bands, they roll too. They have a swagger, a bravado. Soul. This is a band that merges two highly valuable commodities: riff driven blues based rock and seriously impressive nay, spellbinding - musicality. Their songs seem to occupy wildly opposite extremes; wide angle panoramic vignettes or short, sharp shocks to the system. They all, however, have one common denominator a stunning ability to deliver a message. The emphasis, lyrically, is always on aching, some might say painful, life issues everything from heart-on-sleeve confessionals to a defiant, let's-get-back-into-the-ring-and-take-on-all-comers boldness. Out of it all though, there is a sense of revelation, a feeling that these guys are actually writing about real life lessons learnt on the road to redemption. Although initially only intended as a filming of a band rehearsal rather than a proper video, the effortlessly brilliant EP track 'Only Friend' has become a firm favourite on YouTube leading to play-listings on several clued-in radio stations.