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Live Review: The Temper Trap – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth 090512

Another fabulous band at the Princess Pavilion, there really is no stopping the promoters like SW1 Productions this year.  Already have we been treated to the likes of Reel Big Fish, Pete Murray, Maverick Sabre, Charlie Simpson, Newton Faulkner amongst others this year, but possible the one to top them all so far is Aussie act The Temper Trap.  This band is so much more than just Sweet Disposition (although it is a real belting tune), what sets them apart is singer Dougy Mandagi’s incredible vocal range as well as the multi-instrumental talent’s of the rest of the band Lorenzo Sillito, Jonathon Aherne, Toby Dundas and Joseph Greer.

From the relative emptiness of the stage the last time we were at the Pavilion for Newton Faulkner (the stage, not the venue) I don’t think you could have fitted any more equipment on the stage for The Temper Trap’s performance.  The lighting rig was a thing of beauty, and performed admirably throughout.  There were keyboard’s galore, guitars on stands, huge ranging pedal boards and the odd single drum for when Dougy felt percussive.

There seemed to be an air of a band on the verge of really hitting the big time (not that what they have achieved already isn’t pretty spectacular).  The sound check was the most unique I think I’ve ever witnessed, with a voice in the sky (Not really, probably from the mixing desk) co-ordinating the happenings onstage rather than the usual roadies multi tasking and reporting back.

The band took their places to a warm reception, with Dougy delaying his entrance for a rapturous applause.  Being the first night of the tour in the UK they’re already well practised having been stateside for the best part of a month so no ring rustiness here.  Having had a gander at the set list whilst waiting in the pit, I was surprised by just how many new songs there were on offer considering their second self titled album doesn’t drop until midway through this tour.  It’s always a gamble to over stoke the set list with newbie’s as the atmosphere will always be muted and the danger of losing the crowd altogether always exists.  On the flipside there is always the esteemed privilege of being the first audience in the UK to be treated to the new batch of songs.  Swings and roundabouts I tell you!!!

As expected really the crowd went wild for material from ‘Conditions’, and were respectfully appreciative of the new material….which seem to be a bit toned down and slightly more chilled than the debut offering but obviously it all needs extended listening to be able to fairly judge.

Highlights of the set were ‘Need Your Love’ which has obviously been around long enough now to be well know ‘Love Lost’, ‘Science Of Fear’ and no surprises  ‘Sweet Disposition’ to which the roof almost lifted off.  The band departed a sold out auditorium to the cheer of heroes, we can only sit and wait to see if they ever come back to our beautiful county, which they’ll not have seen due to the copious amounts of fog.

Set List:
Need Your Love
Love Lost
The Sea is Calling
Rabbit Hole
Down River
This Isn’t Happiness
Trembling Hands
Science Of Fear
Drum Song

Soldier On
I’m Gonna Wait
Sweet Disposition

The Temper Trap - Need Your Love Artwork

Watch: The Temper Trap – Need Your Love

Continuing the theme from our competition to win 2 tickets to see The Temper Trap, the band have just launched the video for their new single ‘Need Your Love‘.

Check it out guys and either have a stab at entering our competition…details here: http://wp.me/p1G9cI-l2


Buys some tickets…details here: http://wp.me/p1G9cI-hi

Check out the video it’s pretty cool:

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Competition: Win 2 Tickets to see The Temper Trap at Falmouth Princess Pavilion

Clean Slate Music has yet another competition…..aren’t we good to you?  Best of all it’s for the gig I’m most excited about this year The Temper Trap at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion on Wednesday the 9th of May, and you can go too……for free, nada, zilch, zip, diddly squat NAAAAAFINK!!!!  Get the picture?

We’ve kindly been given 2 tickets by the good people at SW1 Productions to give away to you.  To be in with a chance to win you have to answer one of our now legendarily hard questions…..you’ve entered competitions before and haven’t won??? Well now’s your chance to put that right.  Entry takes a matter of seconds and it could pay off big time for you.  I mean for the coast of an email you could bear witness to the Princess Pavilion bouncing along to Sweet Disposition!!!!!!

Here it is:

The Temper Trap’s globally stratospheric song ‘Sweet Disposition’ was featured on which movie OST?

A) 500 Days Of Summer
B) Into The Wild
C) Singles

Email you answer to Clean Slate HQ as soon as you can via musiccleanslate@gmail.com and you could be there with us to have the time of you life \m/.

Here’s a lil ditty by the band to get you in the mood to enter.


The Temper Trap - Need Your Love Artwork

The Temper Trap release new song on Soundcloud

Ahead of their gig at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion, The Temper Trap have today released their new single ‘Need Your Love’ for everyone to have a listen on Soundcloud.  It will be the first single to be released from their self titled second album.

It’s quite a departure from anything on Conditions, but not a total about-face the band are maturing like a fine wine.  It’s very anthemic with a great sing-a-long chorus which will surely go down well when played live (we’ll find out in May!).

Check it out by clicking the link below:


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New Gig: The Temper Trap – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth 090512

The Pavilion is set to host the another amazing act when Aussie indie rockers The Temper Trap roll into town to kick off their UK tour on the 9th of May.  It will give the residents of Cornwall first crack at the whip in hearing new material.

The dates which were announced today also come with new that they are set to follow-up their incredible debut album ‘Conditions’ with a self titled second album due to be released on the 21st of May, with a single ‘Rabbit Hole’ set for release prior to this.

The gig which is another coup for SW1 Productions will surely sell out with fans clamouring for a bit of ‘Sweet Disposition’ so get in early on this one or prepare to be thoroughly disappointed.

Tickets are £14.50 + Booking fee and are available from the band’s website www.thetempertrap.com (or click the link below to be taken straight there) or Pavilion Box Office on: 01326 211222

Full dates for the tour are:

Wed 9th May 2012 Princess Pavillions Falmouth, Cornwall United Kingdom Book Tickets
Thu 10th May 2012 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, Portsmouth United Kingdom Book Tickets
Sat 12th May 2012 The Coal Exchange Cardiff, Cardiff United Kingdom Book Tickets
Sun 13th May 2012 Northumbria University Newcastle, Tyne And Wear United Kingdom Book Tickets
Mon 14th May 2012 O2 ABC Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom Book Tickets
Wed 16th May 2012 HMV Institute Birmingham, Digbeth United Kingdom Book Tickets
Thu 17th May 2012 HMV Manchester Ritz Manchester, United Kingdom Book Tickets
Fri 18th May 2012 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool, United Kingdom Find Tickets
Mon 21st May 2012 KOKO London, United Kingdom Book Tickets
Tue 22nd May 2012 KOKO London, United Kingdom Book Tickets

Check out Rabbit Hole below…it’s proper job.

And A bit of Sweet Disposition…couldn’t resist