The Temper Trap

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					                         The Temper Trap

             We sail a course through the love, war and blood of the world,
                We tie ourselves to the masts and take in the siren’s song.
      The journey is rough and beset on all sides with fears both real and imagined
            But we invite you onboard if you’ll share your laughter and tears.

On the strength of their self titled debut EP in 2006, Melbourne band The Temper Trap
emerged as an endearing story packed full of irresistible promise An arrangement of
atmospheric grooves, crowned by the vocal powers of singer Dougie's captivating voice
led to the single 'My Sun' receiving rotation airplay on Triple J and the band being
compared favorably with the likes of TV on the Radio, Radiohead and early U2

Intense and energetic live shows ensured an impressive tour roster with the band
gracing the stage with prestigious international acts including Modest Mouse, Kasabian,
Cold War Kids, Omar Rodriguez, The Dears, Damo Suzuki, and Spank Rock.
Complimenting this were spots on multiple major festivals including V Festival, The
Great Escape and The Laneway Festival.

In May of this year the band entered Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios to record their much
anticipated debut album. They came with a series of epic new tracks, wild dreams and
bundles of nervous energy. Renowned UK producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys,
U.N.K.L.E, Kasabian, Placebo, Bjork) flew into town to be at the helm and the results of
this brilliant new evolution in sound will persuasively draw you in.

The band has conquered adventurous new territory, building on their rich foundations
in a natural progression and embellishing the songs with washes of keys, strings and
choirs. It is an album equally ambitious as bold – never content to settle into
predictability, neither within the confines of a single track or across the spectrum of the

Sweet Disposition is the first taster of the album, which will be released in early 2009. It
is a definitive statement for both the record, and indeed the band’s unique standing on
the Australian musical landscape. Driven by a transfixing guitar melody and brilliant,
hypnotic vocal, it morphs into a surging indie rock anthem that you’ll find impossible to

The Temper Trap have undeniably arrived.

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