On the 5th of June, at Terminal 5 in New York, the Austrialian rock band The Temper Trap will be performing live. This concert is part of their tour, which stops by in New York to present them their new and old songs.
Their success is based on the special chords that come from their instruments, especially the guitars, which have a pulsating sound that provoke interesting feelings of freedom. This has made them a well-loved band among indie rock lovers, despite that their style goes a bit further, from post-punk revival to alternative rock.
The band is made up by Dougy Mandagi on lead guitar and vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass, Lorenzo Sillitto on guitar and keyboards and Toby Dundas on the drums.
Since their beginnings, they´ve been compared with great bands such as Radiohead, Coldplay and Massive Attack, despite them saying that they´ve always had their own sounds, different from any other band. Producer Jim Abbiss was so impressed by the new sounds of the band that approached them to offer them a record deal, with Conditions being the resulting album. In this album we can find Sweet Disposition, which became famous thanks to the film 500 days of summer, directed by Marc Webb, which is about a new style of love and heartbreak.
The one who started The Temper Trap is Dougy Mandagi, who was stimulated by his father to have a special feeling for music since he was a young kid. Of Thai origin, he did a route of the islands of that country until he arrived in Australia and began to work in a shop with Tony Dundas. When he found out that Dundas was a good drummer, he told him his idea of starting up a band to evade the boring work routine in the shop. And so, they added Aherne, who worked nearby, and finally Sillitto, who went from a music enthusiast to playing keyboard in a band.
Their beginnings, just like many other alternative rock bands, was in a garage. There they composed their songs, incorporating many tones original from Thai and Australian culture, which they perfected later on, and these influences have given them a very unique sound.
The first market that was opened to them was England. From being unknown musicians, they went to #6 in the sales charts with the song Sweet Disposition, and their success was so big that the BBC chose that song as #15 of the greatest hits of 2009. From then onwards, their works have been constant success, reaching good chart positions in England and the USA.
This band´s success is living proof that the combination of work and good ideas manage to achieve a good product, especially when it comes to music.
Don´t miss out on Central Park this spring and rent apartments in New york in good time so you can then go to The Temper Trap concert.