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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Alphabet Beats #138: T is for...The Temper Trap

T is for....

The Temper Trap is an Australian band that formed in 2005. The core members are Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and guitar. In 2008, the group relocated from Melbourne to London. The band released their debut album Conditions in June 2009 to favourable reviews and commercial success; it peaked at No. 9 on the ARIA Albums Chart and into the top 30 on the UK Albums Chart. Its lead single, "Sweet Disposition", peaked in the top 10 on the Belgian, Irish and UK Singles Charts and reached No. 14 on the ARIA Singles Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2010 in November, The Temper Trap won 'Best Group' for their album Conditions and 'Most Popular Australian Single' for "Sweet Disposition". Their eponymous second album was released in late May/early June 2012 under Liberation Music (AUS), Infectious Records (UK) and Glassnote Records (US). The album won the band Best Rock Album and they also won Best Group at the 2012 ARIA Awards. In October 2013 guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto left the band, during the recording of the third album which is still waiting to be released.

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Current members
    Toby Dundas – drums, backing vocals (2005–present)
    Dougy Mandagi – vocals, guitar (2005–present)
    Jonathon Aherne – bass guitar, backing vocals (2005–present)
    Joseph Greer – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals (2008–present)

Former members
    Lorenzo Sillitto – lead guitar, backing vocals (2005–2013)

The Music
Conditions (2009) 

Extended Play
The Temper Trap EP (2006)


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