Band tem­pers its creativ­ity with sweet ma­tu­rity

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - CLUBBING -

THE falsetto voice, that’s what peo­ple had come to know.’’ A new ma­ture sound can be heard on their come­back sin­gle, Need Your Love. The al­bum has ul­ti­mately won a glow­ing en­dorse­ment from Lib­er­a­tion. Mandagi says The Tem­per Trap have kept the in­gre­di­ents that proved suc­cess­ful on Con­di­tions, even if his voice has fallen a notch or two. ‘‘We’ve kept that cin­e­matic sound and the big crescen­dos and cho­ruses and the whole al­bum is a lot brighter and up­beat,’’ he says. ‘‘We try not to be too over cal­cu­lated.’’

The Tem­per Trap is out now.. The Tem­per Trap play Triple J’s One Night Stand, at Dalby, on June 2. Cold­play, The Tem­per Trap and The Pierces play Sun­corp Sta­dium, Bris­bane, on Novem­ber 21. Gen­eral re­lease tick­ets go on sale to­mor­row at 10am. Tem­per Trap (left) have re­vealed how they went through a phase of creative dif­fer­ences with their record com­pany over the di­rec­tion of their sec­ond al­bum. The Melbourne band, now based in London, say they were pres­sured by their record la­bel, Lib­er­a­tion, into writ­ing a song sim­i­lar to the mas­sive hit Sweet Dis­po­si­tion. Front­man Dougy Mandagi re­sisted the idea be­cause his singing style has changed from the high falsetto that char­ac­terised much of the band’s de­but al­bum, Con­di­tions. ‘‘When we started send­ing out the early de­mos peo­ple started say­ing ‘why are you singing like that’,’’ Mandagi says. ‘‘They gave us the talk say­ing ‘this is the rea­son your last al­bum was so suc­cess­ful and this is what fans con­nect with’ blah blah blah. My singing has changed but with the suc­cess of Sweet Dis­po­si­tion and my

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