The Temper Trap
- Mark Petrie
- 16 September 2009
Australia’s The Temper Trap have been rapidly gaining momentum in the UK of late, having based themselves in London to effectively have a decent crack at breaking into the conscience of the general populace. Thus far, things are going very much according to plan; lead single ‘Sweet Disposition’ is riding high at the right end of the top 20 and is currently featuring heavily as an end of summer anthem for a well known subscription sports channel campaign, the song also being featured on the soundtrack for indie rom-com movie (500) Days Of Summer.
The bands debut album Conditions has been making its way across the world one continent at a time, making the top 10 in native Australia, before sweeping into the top 40 in the UK, fuelling anticipation for the US release in October. The boys attracted the attention of Jim Abiss, the producer who in the past has worked with the likes of Kasabian and the Arctic Monkeys, personally flying over to Oz to get involved with the recording process. Singer and guitarist Dougy Mandagi recently told Clash magazine ‘It was an honour to have someone of that calibre even wanting to work with us to begin with. We’re just some no-name band all the way out here in Australia, so why would he want to come all the way out here?’
The answer will no doubt be on display during their headlining UK tour this month.
King Tut’s, Glasgow, Sat 26 Sep