The wonder kids of the Australian 2009/2010 Summer, The Temper Trap, have told triple j that their album should be out sometime in May or June. Their sophomore album, the follow-up to their international smash hit Conditions which has inspired the likes of U2, has been produced by Tony Hoffer, the mastermind behind the works of M83, Phoenix and Beck.
Guitarist, Lorenzo Sillitto, told the folks over at triple j that even after the 3 years they have spent labouring over this album, they are still excited by it and are greatly anticipating its release.
“I think the exciting part about it is that when you have one record it’s very limiting as to what sort of set you can do, and so we’re excited about expanding the set and being able to play a little longer, being able to change it up. We’ve recorded 17 songs, obviously not all will go on the record, but it’ll give us a lot of leeway when it comes to playing the shows.”
In addition to the recorded 17 songs, the band collectively wrote 30 songs over the past year, which may mean a third album sooner than we think. The band have planned a homecoming tour after the album’s release, which could possibly leave room for a 2012 Splendour In The Grass appearance. When asked about the record and if there was a favourite song, Sillitto did not hesitate, answering “There’s a song called Trembling Hands; it’s probably the closest thing to the stuff on the last record. It has a really anthemic feel to it, and Dougie’s vocals really get up there and soar from start to finish. We’re all pretty excited about that one. It’s a good step back in, ’cause we have made some changes. We’ve tried to broaden our sound a little bit.”