Dougy Mandagi really lit up the stage with his vocals, his voice soaring and steadily rising like he was building castles in the sky, but he pulled it off without looking cheesy. Dougy isn't afraid to belt it out, and occasionally brought his fierce energy to the drums, where he put every ounce of himself into tearing em up with drummer Toby Dundas.
"Drum Song" was the most fun, a true jam session, and from the new album, songs like "Need Your Love" and "This Isn't Happiness" really mixed it up and brought some darker synths into the equation with the addition of keyboardist/guitarist Joseph Greer.
Bass guitarist Jonathan Aherne was a welcomed rock influence on stage, and was an impressive presence. New album The Temper Trap will be out at the end of May, and it's a record that will have you bouncing around and drumming the steering wheel, blissfully unaware of the midday traffic induced road rage around you. No wonder they go by The Temper Trap.
Here is the music video to "Love Lost' from their first album Conditions which is a favorite of mine.
And here is the song 'Rabbit Hole" off the new album...
With 12 new songs and a great live presence, I can't imagine that the band will ever stop touring. Check out their tour schedule here and try to make it to a show before tempers start flying.