The Temper Trap- Science of fear
The Temper Trap is one of my favorite bands, one of the fewest that gives me that “Sweet disposition” :), yeah if you know them that’s another amazing song from them.
” The Temper Trap’s story begins with Dougy. Born in Indonesia and immersed in an artistic and musical family, with some rich influences from singing in church choirs with his aunty and uncle and listening to his dad, a country music fan, play guitar.
Doug eventually ended up working at the same retail store as Toby. Dougy had thought of starting a band for years and after a few months of boring work hours and finding out Toby was a drummer and a walking musical dictionary, the first band practice began,minus a bass player. In one of the coincidences that the band have come to rely on Jonny worked a couple of stores down and was called in. He had known Dougy for years,back in the busking days when dougy first arrived in melbourne. jonny, the 13 year old dreamer and son of a missionary,wanted to learn some guitar and dougy helped him out. A brotherly friendship was formed with some sense of common ground, both drawing life from music and their spiritual upbringings, and unaware of the musical union which would be formed 6 years later.
The three of them came together, practiced like crazy and played some shows for a year. One, two skip a few (guitarists), Lorenzo. An old school friend of Toby’s, Lorenzo had been dancing around bands and playing guitar from the age of 12. They bonded over skateboarding, but it didn’t take the 2 teenagers long to start jamming covers and writing primitive songs in the garage. Years down the track and in another perfect twist Lorenzo’s previous band called it a day just as the other tempers second guitarist departed and the band was formed.”
Nice story right? And what about the music they make? I found it to be one of the best indie rock bands on the market right now, wouldn’t u agree?