TTM Featured in Classic Rock Magazine – Out Now!

We’ve been featured in the May 2014 edition of Classic Rock Magazine. Read about how Luke and Phil first started bonding over The Black Crowes, the photo shoot at the 12 Bar Club in London and how their influences have shaped their music . Click here to buy this month’s Classic Rock magazine and to read the full article.

Click here to listen to the UK & European Tour Playlist on Spotify to listen into what we’re listening to on the road.

Classic Rock Magazine Feature May 2014

Classic Rock Magazine Feature May 2014

2014-07-02T14:03:07+00:00March 31st, 2014|

Paul’s Tracks Now Added to Spotify and YouTube Tour Playlist

We’ve just added new tracks to the tour playlist on Spotify and YouTube. This week we have tracks from Paul! Highlights include White Denim, Jonathan Wilson and Crosby, Stills and Nash. For a taste of TTM rock and roll in person, join us on the tour in a town near you. Buy tickets here now: http://smarturl.it/ttmtickets #ttmtourplaylist
2014-07-02T14:03:07+00:00March 28th, 2014|

PORTSMOUTH – CHANGE OF VENUE

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THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT – PORTSMOUTH – CHANGE OF VENUE

Unfortunately, due to the recent flood damage and extended closure of the Pyramids Centre, The Temperance Movement’s Portsmouth show on Friday 2nd May will now be moving to the Guildhall.

All existing tickets remain valid. Doors will open earlier at 7pm.

Further details will be posted on www.pyramids-live.co.uk and www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

We would like to apologise to all customers for any inconvenience caused but as you will hopefully appreciate this is due to matters beyond our control.

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2014-07-02T14:03:52+00:00March 28th, 2014|

Tour Diary – Sunny Berlin

It is a beautiful spring day and we have arrived in Berlin. The Black Mamba is parked outside White Trash. The gear is being loaded in for tonight’s gig and everyone is going about their lives in an upbeat way. Morale is high amongst touring personnel after a great show last night in Hamburg at the Rock Cafe. Our previous visit to Hamburg was also a memorable one but mainly due to the fact that we arrived outside the Molotov at 2 minutes to stage time after a Cannonball Run style caper across Germany, arriving in different vehicles than the one we originally set out in. This time around we arrived at the venue in a much more civilised manner. It was a tightly packed crowd when we got onstage and as ever, we played each note like it was our last. The more we go out and play and spend time in each others company, the closer we have become and last night there were moments of collective telepathy when we found ourselves playing sections that didn’t even exist before. I fucking love being in this band!
I’m aware that there hasn’t been a tour diary entry since Bergen. I apologise for this. It’s hard to keep up with everything happening at the moment and a week seems to go by in the blink of an eye. One notable event that happened recently was our visit to Stockholm. It had been arranged for us to go and perform a few tunes outside Hellstone Music store. Hellstone is an Alladin’s cave of vintage instruments and upon entering, we were like a bunch of excitable children let loose in a sweet shop. Everyone chose an instrument to use and we went outside to belt out a half hour set of tunes. Brilliant fun!
Stockholm, Linkoping and Malmo wrapped up Sweden for us this time around. All great gigs with a fantastic turnout. It feels like the last tour definitely paid off and it’s really starting to grow out here for us. We look forward to returning.
Back in Berlin, it’s time to go and soundcheck and then catch the last rays of sunshine outside White Trash. Maybe with a delicious german pilsner?
Next, we’ll be visiting the uncharted territory of Poland. Stay tuned…
I’ll leave you with a clip from Hellstone music where Phil finally found his instrument!
– Nick

2014-07-11T11:17:45+00:00March 27th, 2014|

Listen to tunes we’re listening to on tour using Spotify & YouTube

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Streaming fans! Whilst on tour we’re going to update you on the favourite tunes that we’re listening to on the bus. Check out our Spotify and YouTube playlists for the latest tracks every week for some new tunes from the road. This week we’re starting with Luke’s road trip tunes, highlights include the latest from Beck, Damien Jurado and The National. For a taste of TTM rock and roll in person, join us on the tour in a town near you. Buy tickets here now: http://smarturl.it/ttmtickets #ttmtourplaylist

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Beck – Morning
Damien Jurado – Silver Timothy
Goat – Diaradi
Feist – Anti-Pioneer
The National – I Should Live In Salt
Arcade Fire – Normal Person
Father John Misty – Only Son of the Ladiesman
Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl

2014-07-02T14:03:52+00:00March 22nd, 2014|

Tour Diary – Stavanger to Bergen

I’ve just woken up in my little rabbit hutch on the bus. We’re driving along a road that is not designed with tour buses in mind as we’re pitching and rolling around like a small boat on a stormy sea. I rolled out of my bunk and went up front to find us snaking along a jagged coastal road which, if it wasn’t for the mist and rain, would probably look stunningly beautiful. However, the weather today is, in a word, shit!
We’re arriving in Bergen which we’re told is the rain capital of Norway.
Last night we were in Stavanger and played a blinder of a gig. We’re getting into our stride now on this tour. The new material we’ve been trying out is starting to click into place and Phil’s voice is back to terrifying full power after he swallowed a frog in Copenhagen. We had a big turn out last night too. The rain and drizzle is doing nothing to dampen our spirits!
As we generally travel overnight and arrive in the morning, the tour bus gives us more time in each town than we had on the last tour. We’re making a conscious effort to take advantage of this by getting out and exploring. The other day in Copenhagen, myself and Paul hired bicycles and rode off to see what we could find. We visited Freetown Christiana. In the words of Wikipedia, it is a self proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of about 850 residents. It was created in the early 70’s and is regulated by it’s own laws. On the way there, i was imagining a peaceful hippy commune full of beautiful young girls bathing naked in a lake with flowers in their hair and children playing happily whilst their mothers weave baskets from straw. In reality, when we got there, it was like wandering around a wet Glastonbury Festival after the music had stopped and everyone is on a bad come-down.  It was more Mad Max than The Summer of Love and no-one seemed to be smiling so Paul and I pedalled off to find somewhere more cheerful, i.e. a bar. I won’t be moving to Christiana in a hurry!
Copenhagen is a great city though and very bike friendly. There are about 12 bike shops on every street and i recommend anyone who goes to hire a bicycle to get around. Your feet will thank you.
Ok, back to the present day. Whilst writing this, i’ve managed to have a shower, a stretch and a bowl of cereal. The drizzle seems to be clearing outside so i’m going to get out and see what Bergen has to offer. I’ll let you know.

– Nick

 

2014-07-11T11:18:10+00:00March 19th, 2014|

Tour Diary – Everything’s going to be OK

A day off brings time to explore & think.
I came across this bridge in Osnabruck with padlocks attached. Like the better known Lovelock Bridge in Paris it’s a place of dedication for lovers which says ‘We’re locked together forever.’

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A few days later I’m sitting in a huge ornate Cathedral in Copenhagen watching the faithful as they light candles & whisper prayers for their loved ones.Whether you believe in God or not I’ve always found that places of worship always seem to be charged with a special energy. From enormous churches to modest outdoor shrines for me there’s a sense that people have collectively said ‘Something bigger than all of us is on our side.’ And that’s gotta be a pretty reassuring feeling. The more I got thinking about that bridge & that cathedral the more I got the feeling that maybe those lovers & those church goers were really saying the same thing – ‘Everything’s going to be OK.’ Maybe that’s what we’re all hoping to hear from those around us. I know one of my favourite places to get that feeling is on stage playing our music. So much trivial stuff seems to melt away. The universe all of a sudden becomes a simpler place. And maybe in some small way the people who come to our shows can get a 75 minute piece of that as well. ‘Leave your baggage behind. Because everything’s going to be OK.’

– Damon

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2014-07-11T11:18:39+00:00March 16th, 2014|

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