Bands To Watch #71: The Temper Trap

By on Wednesday, 21st January 2009 at 10:14 am

Temper Trap (side)The Temper Trap have been tipped as the best band to come out of Australia for the last ten years and despite being an avid Jet and Wolfmother fan, I agree. Why? Whats not to like? Progressive and easy on the ear, its hard to take a dislike to this band with melodic guitar playing and inventive rhythms.

Yet despite this, The Temper Trap still have their haters and, to be fair, the music is an acquired taste. However if they are good enough for the likes of Cold War Kids and Kasabian, then there must be something about them. There alternative sound has has been professionally crafted with Vocals from Dougy that would not be out of place in a choir while the guitarist Lorenzo adds a U2 “edge” to the band.

It must be said that it is probably too early to judge the band as their hit single “Sweet Disposition” is a decent track but it’s not the most outstanding song. With  years ahead of them to produce more material, the and could make a great noise and live up to their speculation. Or, they could become a bit of flop and sound like a musical experiment but one ting is for sure, they need to improve their impact and presence but, if this is not the best the band can be, then we have some very exciting years ahead.

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2 Responses

12:20 pm
20th June 2009

In no way is this the best band to come out Australia, there are a 100 more “original” bands in Australia with more talent then this band has in their little finger.Just a money making load of hype which will be forgotten in a year. They must be so popular that they had to move to another country/go figure.

10:59 am
27th June 2009

Their album is terrible every song sounds the same, whats with Dj shadow being on the album he’s not even in the band?. Money talks i guess.

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