The Temper Trap have now sold more than one million albums and their songs have been streamed more than 200 million times on Spotify and 20 million times on YouTube!
They first came to prominence in 2009 with their acclaimed debut album, CONDITIONS which, propelled by the global hits SWEET DISPOSITION, FADER and LOVE LOST, saw them crash land into the charts in their native Australia, their adopted homeland of the UK, and worldwide.
The band’s self-titled second album, THE TEMPER TRAP, spawned the hits TREMBLING HANDS and NEED YOUR LOVE, and saw them catch the attention of the likes of Coldplay, Africa Express and the Rolling Stones, all of whom asked the band to join them on tour; whilst they also graced the stages of major festivals including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella.
In between they were nominated for and won a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia, as well as receiving a nomination for best international group at the BRIT Awards.
THICK AS THIEVES sees THE TEMPER TRAP collaborating with outside songwriters for the first time in their history and with striking results.
Justin Parker [Lana Del Rey, Sia, Bat for Lashes] Ben Allen [Animal Collective, Deerhunter] Pascal Gabriel [Ladyhawke, Goldfrapp] and Malay [co-writer and producer of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange] all collaborated with the band to explore new musical ground while remaining true to their inimitable signature sound.
Flick of The Finger Live Review & Images by Simon Read
The evening was pretty much back on schedule by the time The Temper Trap came out. There were beaming smiles on both sides of the stage apron. The band are promoting their forthcoming album ‘Thick As Thieves’, the first single of which, ‘Fall Together’ has been extensively played on Radio X amongst others.
Thick As Thieves is released on June 10th and the pre-release teasers indicate a return to the more guitar focussed sound of their debut ‘Conditions’, something I’m personally very happy about. Certainly, the set list tonight draws very heavily from both the first and most recent records, with only one song, ‘Rabbit Hole’ representing the sophomore release. They started with the title song from the new record, its insistent bass line and glassy guitars immediately sitting well with the crowd…. Read full review and see images here
UK December December Shows
18, GLASGOW – Garage
19, MANCHESTER – Academy 2
20, LONDON – Shepherds Bush Empire
21, BIRMINGHAM – Institute 2