The Temper Trap is an Australian band that formed in 2005. The core members are Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and guitar. In 2008, the group relocated from Melbourne to London. The band released their debut album Conditions in June 2009 to favourable reviews and commercial success; it peaked at No. 9 on the ARIA Albums Chart and into the top 30 on the UK Albums Chart. Its lead single, “Sweet Disposition”, peaked in the top 10 on the Belgian, Irish and UK Singles Charts and reached No. 14 on the ARIA Singles Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2010 in November, The Temper Trap won ‘Best Group’ for their album Conditions and ‘Most Popular Australian Single’ for “Sweet Disposition”.
The Temper Trap’s eponymous second album was released in late May/early June 2012 under Liberation Music (AUS), Infectious Records (UK) and Glassnote Records (US). Its announcement was accompanied by a new track “Rabbit Hole”. The album was produced by Tony Hoffer. The first official single, “Need Your Love”, was released in March 2012 and was accompanied by a Karate Kid style video. Second single “Trembling Hands” was released in May 2012. The album won the band Best Rock Album and they also won Best Group at the 2012 ARIA Awards.
The Temper Trap is currently working on their third studio album, set for release in 2014.