"I know it's a common cliché but I truly believe this is my best ever work,'' he smiles. ''I am more proud of this record than anything I have ever done. I invested more emotion, blood, sweat and tears on this project then ever before."
"Richard Hammerton and I met up three or four times in the lead-up to the recording," says Danny. "We did some pre-production and cut some demos together. We looked at the arrangements etc and pushed ideas back and forth. I love working with Richard, the moment he hears even a snippet of a raw demo, it's almost as if he can see the whole song there and then in completed fashion. He has such great vision! He allows me to be myself, and to create the kind of album that I want."
''So in a lot of ways recording this album felt like a continuation of those previous sessions. We learned a lot on the last album and we brought that experience to the table for Temperature Rising."
"Sometimes I have to rein in that style a little as the people who come to my live shows are predominantly the blues-rock crowd and I want the albums to always reflect what we create live," he explains.
"Lots of the solos and vocals on this record were first or second takes, that way you keep the spontaneity, that fiery raw edge."
Danny Bryant's 2014 UK tour dates:
Sept 3: Robin 2, Bilston;
Sept 4: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham;
Sept 5: Citadel Theatre, St Helens;
Sept 6: Arc, Stockton;
Sept 9: The Scene, Swansea;
Sept 10: The Waterfront, Norwich;
Sept 12: The Borderline, London;
Sept 14: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham;
Oct 2: Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury;
Oct 29: Blues Fest, Royal Albert Hall, London;
Nov 6: Whelan's, Dublin;
Nov 7: The Empire, Belfast;
Nov 8: Spirit Store, Dundalk;
Dec 21: The Saints Room, Cockermouth.