The Temper Trap is an Australian rock band from Melbourne that formed in 2005 as an indie pop outfit. Fronted by Dougy Mandagi, an Indonesian-born former street performer, the band released its first self-titled EP in 2006 and caught the attention of well-known British producer Jim Abbiss, who has also worked with acts such as Placebo, Ladytron and Arctic Monkeys. With the help of Abbiss's production prowess, The Temper Trap captured its signature atmospheric, alternative sound on its debut album Conditions. Released in 2009, the record highlights Mandagi's transcendent voice and the band's calming and infectious instrumentation, particularly on the song "Sweet Disposition," which put The Temper Trap on the map in cities across Europe. After releasing its eponymous follow-up record in 2011, the band traveled the UK, Australia and for the first time, North America where it played a series of sold out shows.
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