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Cooper Temple Clause

"The Cooper Temple Clause" is a five-piece rock ensemble originating from Reading, England. Formed in the late 1990s, the band quickly gained a following through their live concerts, and have produced three albums, one of which is yet to be released.

After signing a record deal with the RCA label in 2000 and putting out several singles and EPs, their debut album ''See This Through and Leave'' was released in 2002 to great critical acclaim. 2003's follow-up, ''Kick Up the Fire, And Let the Flames Break Loose'', achieved the band international recognition on the strength of the singles "Promises, Promises" and "Blind Pilots".

The quintet's name is thought to derive from the ''Cowper-Temple clause'', a provision introduced by William Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount Temple into the second reading of the Education Bill of 1870, which provided that no catechism nor denominational teaching of any kind should be included in the religious instruction given in rate-aided schools.


In September 2005, bassist Didz Hammond left the band to join ex-Libertine Carl BarĂ¢t in the band Dirty Pretty Things. The Cooper Temple Clause issued a statement on their http://www....

origin Reading, Berkshire, England
years active late 1990s - present
music genre Post-Hardcore
current members Tom Bellamy
Daniel Fisher
Ben Gautrey
Jon Harper
Kieran Mahon
past members Didz Hammond
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