For those of you who like Coldplay but are too scared to damage your street cred, The Temper Trap might just be what you’re looking for. The Melbourne rock quartet is relatively new to the scene but their songs have already been used in popular Australian TV series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and UK’s Big Brother in addition to being programmed by DJ Shadow and remixed by Drum and Bass artist Mistabishi. ‘Sweet Disposition’ is the lead single off their 2009 long-player Conditions. It starts soft with staccato guitars and singer Dougy Mandagi’s whimpering voice. Before long, the drums kick in and brings the urgency. Some might categorise this as soft rock or even (shun!) emo. But to us, it’s just the sweet sound of an honest guy in love.
Get soft with ‘Sweet Disposition’ (Infectious Records) at www.myspace.com/thetempertrap.