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The Temper Trap

With their choirboy vocals and panoramic pop/rock sound, the Temper Trap began building an audience in Melbourne, Australia, where the band first rose to local acclaim after playing St. Jerome's Laneway Festival in March 2006. The Temper Trap released their debut EP that same year, and word of the group's potential soon spread to other continents. Veteran British producer Jim Abbiss (who previously worked on the Arctic Monkeys' debut) saw enough promise in the Temper Trap's material to fly to Australia, where he gathered the musicians into Melbourne's Sing Sing Studios and helped ready their debut album, Conditions, for a 2009 release. "Sweet Disposition," a U2-styled anthem, was released that September as the band's first single. It cracked the Top 40 in multiple countries and appeared in the Zooey Deschanel film (500) Days of Summer, which helped the band increase its following in America. The Temper Trap responded by touring heavily, making stops at festivals like Glastonbury and Bonnaroo along the way. They also reached out to a number of DJs, producers, and bands, asking them to remix material from the group's debut. The result, Conditions Remixed, was released during the band's fall tour in 2010. Two years later, the band delivered its sophomore effort, the eponymously titled The Temper Trap. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Goldfrapp), the album featured the singles "Need Your Love" and "Trembling Hands." Certified platinum, the album peaked at number one in Australia and earned the band two 2012 Aria Awards, including Best Rock Album. In 2013, during the early stages of production on the group's follow-up album, guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto parted ways with the band. The departure left keyboardist/guitarist Joseph Greer to assume all primary guitar duties. The Temper Trap returned in 2016 with their third full-length album, Thick as Thieves, featuring production from Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire, the Killers). ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
The Temper Trap

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    New Alternative First
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    Top Indie

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    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Indie Party

    Indie Party
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    New Indie First

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    Top Alternative

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    Alternative Mix

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    Pop Rock

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    Hot Summer Hits

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    '00s Indie

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    Adult Alternative

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    Adult Rock

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    Gay Anthems

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Albums by
The Temper Trap

Top Songs by
The Temper Trap

  1.   Song
  2.   Sweet Disposition
  3.   Fader
  4.   Science of Fear
  5.   Rest
  6.   Love Lost
  7.   Burn
  8.   Alive
  9.   Need Your Love
  10.   Trembling Hands
  11.   Soldier On
  12.   Fall Together
  13.   Never Again
  14.   Rabbit Hole
  15.   London's Burning
  16.   Beating of My Heart by Heidrun
  17.   Drum Song
  18.   Miracle
  19.   Resurrection
  20.   Fools
  21.   The Trouble with Pain
  22.   This Isn't Happiness
  23.   The Sea Is Calling
  24.   Down River
  25.   Where Do We Go from Here
  26.   I'm Gonna Wait
  27.   Everybody Leaves in the End
  28.   Leaving Heartbreak Hotel
  29.   Want
  30.   Dreams
  31.   Dancing in the Dark
  32.   My Sun
  33.   Peter Parker's Alter Ego
  34.   Sirens
  35.   Sunday Painter
  36.   Intro
  37.   Hearts
  38.   Little Boy
  39.   Thick as Thieves
  40.   So Much Sky
  41.   Lost
  42.   Riverina
  43.   Summer's Almost Gone
  44.   Tombstone
  45.   What If I'm Wrong
  46.   Ordinary World
  47.   Providence
  48.   On the Run
  49.   Closer

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