The Temper Trap: ‘Sweet Disposition’


The Temper Trap – ‘Sweet Disposition’

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I’ve been sitting on this one for a bit too long, so I figured (OK, Jerry told me) it was time to get it up on the blog. (Hey, I’m a busy man!) There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the new material from Melbourne’s The Temper Trap and no wonder, because the first taste of their 2009-due album, ‘Sweet Disposition’, is a delay-driven melody fest. Recalling the sounds of ’80s U2, ‘Sweet Disposition’ was recorded in the UK with famed producer Jim Abbiss, who’s worked with some little known acts like The Arctic Monkeys, DJ Shadow, Bjork and Massive Attack. Yeah, I’ve never heard of them either…

I dropped into Sydney’s 301 Studios a few weeks back to hear some more tracks from the Abbiss sessions which will form the bulk of the forthcoming album, and it’s definitely sounding solid. They don’t follow the same aesthetic as ‘Sweet Disposition’ though which is a shame, but it still should turn some heads. You could do worse than check it out.


17 Responses

  1. Sue Smith

    December 5, 2008 8:45 pm

    Went to the gig in Melbourne last Saturday (29th nov) and they were great! But can someone tell me why the guys doing the ‘mixing’ drown out the fantastic vocals. I was right at the front but couldn’t hear the the words…just the instruments!!!

  2. Marcus A.T

    January 14, 2009 10:30 am

    awesome, heard this song on channel v yesterday. i predict some big things for these guys, or at least for this song

  3. Desiree Hough

    January 24, 2009 8:39 am

    this is the newest and most beautiful male voice i’ve heard since Jimmy Sommerville. I am swooning!

  4. johnny mc john john

    January 28, 2009 8:45 pm

    woo ive got the album. from a friend of a friend
    its pretty rad. 3 or 4 really great stand out tracks, a couple of strong tracks and 2 duds. but theyre gonna do well, theres enough singles there to keep this album on radio for another year or so

  5. dave

    February 1, 2009 10:07 am

    This a band of hype with marketing from corporate record company’s. Nothing but a rip off of other bands music and calling it their own.

  6. K

    May 8, 2009 9:15 pm

    These guys are awesome… I did my first interview ever with them… check it out on my website Dude if this is a wordpress number we need to talk, mine is so basic, I’m looking for a pro to help me out!

  7. peter

    May 10, 2009 10:37 pm

    I cant stand this marketed, highly processed, corporate, over hyped band. My friend told me to see how many band’s i could pick out of their song’s which they have ripped off. AMAZING?

  8. susan

    June 4, 2009 8:57 pm

    I could’nt agree more Peter, if ever there was a band that has so clearly been picked up for just having the sound of now this is it. I saw them in England a few weeks back, talk about just playing covers and putting some different lyrics on top. Guess people in Australia saw through it.



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