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GIG REVIEW – THE TEMPER TRAP: May 1 at The Enmore, Newtown

“This is how we do it, that’s rock and roll,” jokes frontman Dougy Mandagi, but not even a broken guitar string faux pas could fault The Temper Trap’s return to Sydney last night.

A blaze of flashing lights and soaring vocals coursed through the Enmore Theatre, with the Melbourne indie-Kings’ stratospheric sound deafening their loyal Sydney fans.

Ever the humble five-piece, they belted out the classics Fader and Love Lost, while a heart-wrenching rendition of the B-side Everybody Leaves In the End added another emotional level.

However, the sombre contemplation didn’t last long, with an abundance of crazy crowd antics, groovy boogies by Mandagi and bassist/hip-shaking extraordinaire Jonathan Aherne, that sent the feel-good vibes through the roof.

Closing with the worldwide acclaimed single Sweet Disposition, their passion and talent is completely undeniable, making them one of the most exciting home-grown live acts in recent years. (CD)

Album out now via Liberation Music

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