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Posted 1 Oct 2013 @ 11:59am

The Temper Trap’s guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto has left the band after eight years, they announced today.


The band, who shared a house in Melbourne before they exploded into a global act based in London, said in a statement: "Loz has been a great friend and a valued and important member of The Temper Trap since he joined in 2006.  His creativity and commitment to the band over...

Posted 30 Apr 2013 @ 1:51pm

Everything comes full circle when The Temper Trap end their gig with defining hit Sweet Disposition. The single that launched the Melbourne five-piece into the Australian music consciousness has become an anthem of sorts and serves as a thank-you to an audience that has clearly loved them from the start. It was also an affirmation; The Temper Trap is here to stay.


The crowd...

Posted 18 Apr 2013 @ 1:04pm

It’s been almost a year since The Temper Trap’s second album came out. While the self-titled release did well, topping the Australian chats and producing several singles, it didn’t quite hit the commercial heights of their first. Singer Dougy Mandagi is surprisingly open about this, telling me that, above all, he still stands behind the album and its slower, softer sound.



Posted 14 Mar 2013 @ 11:08am

All-conquering global stars The Temper Trap have announced a very welcome homecoming show in Melbourne.


The performance will follow on from their acclaimed self-titled sophomore album of last year. The band have been busy fulfilling half-time duties at last year's AFL Grannie, supporting Coldplay, and performing at this year's Future Music Festival.

Posted 13 Mar 2013 @ 4:57pm

The second single from Temper Trap’s self-titled sophomore album is a blend of super glassy '80s synth pop and a sort of wet Bee Gees aesthetic, due in large part to Dougy Mandagi’s unrelenting falsetto. It does not float my boat.

Posted 29 Jan 2013 @ 3:54pm

Each year Groovin The Moo, the country's only regional touring festival, has gone from strength to strength. 2013 will prove no different with the announcement of a huge batch of local and international talent.


The full lineup in alphabetical order reads as follows: Alison Wonderland, Alpine, The Amity Affliction, The Bronx, DZ Deathrays (DJ set), Example, Flume, Frightened...

Posted 21 Nov 2012 @ 1:43pm

Lifted from their self-titled sophomore album, This Isn’t Happiness has a twitchy break beat rhythm and a very strange vocal – possibly not that strange for fans of The Temper Trap, but odd and direct and vaguely Simply Reddish for those of us who know them only or mostly for Sweet Disposition. Oh wait…it’s because he’s not singing in falsetto on this track. Interesting. The New Romantic/adult...

Posted 12 Nov 2012 @ 12:43pm

There was once a time in Dougy Mandagi’s life where Bono was an insanely rich and famous human being, whose stature went beyond simply that of ‘U2’s singer’. These days, the frontman of The Temper Trap and Bono are more akin to equals; earlier this year he cited the Melbourne band as an inspiration for a forthcoming U2 album, a concept that boggles Mandagi. “It’s surreal,” Mandagi reflects. “...


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