The Temper Trap

About The Temper Trap

An Australian indie outfit whose debut single unexpectedly became an international smash, The Temper Trap has been turning out anthemic rock ’n’ roll for more than a decade. ∙ Formed in Melbourne in 2005, the band later caught the attention of UK producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian), who signed on to produce their debut LP, 2009’s Conditions. ∙ Their first single, “Sweet Disposition,” hit the Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and Belgium, and it became a sensation in the US after it was prominently featured in the film 500 Days of Summer. ∙ “Science of Fear” from 2009’s Conditions, includes an under-the-radar guest appearance from DJ Shadow, who provided The Temper Trap with a beat for the song. ∙ In 2010, they released Conditions Remixed, a collection of club-oriented reworks from such prominent electronic music artists as Adam Freeland, Rusko, and Peter, Bjorn & John. ∙ After earning four nominations in 2009, The Temper Trap took home their first ARIA Awards (for Best Group and Most Popular Australian Single) the following year and picked up a third in 2012. ∙ The band’s self-titled sophomore LP topped the Australian charts in 2012, and the follow-up, 2016’s Thick As Thieves, also reached No. 1.

Melbourne, Australia
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