Photos – The Temper Trap at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Sept 21 2016
– photos by Pavel Boiko
The Temper Trap on tour in Vancouver for their third studio album, Thick As Thieves. The album’s release was preceded by the lead single “Fall Together”.
According to a media release, “Thick As Thieves marks the first time The Temper Trap has collaborated with outside songwriters in their history, with striking results. Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey, Sia, Bat For Lashes) worked on ‘Fall Together’, whilst the album also features collaborations with Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), Malay, co-writer and producer of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange and Pascal Gabriel (Ladyhawke, Goldfrapp). Working with these exceptional producers and co-writers allowed The Temper Trap to explore a new musical ground while remaining true to their inimitable signature sound.”
The band consists of Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Jonathon Aherne (bass, vocals), Toby Dundas (drums, vocals) and Joseph Greer (keyboards, guitar, vocals). The Australian act released its debut album Conditions in 2009. The tracks “Sweet Disposition”, “Fader” and “Love Lost”, saw them burn up the charts in their native Australia, their adopted homeland of the UK, and worldwide.
The band’s self-titled second album, The Temper Trap, spawned the hits “Trembling Hands” and “Need Your Love”. They ended up opening for Coldplay, Africa Express and The Rolling Stones. They were also nominated and won a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia, as well as receiving a nomination for best international group at the BRIT Awards.