Melbourne outfit turn international headlining act The Temper Trap have announced today that they will be continuing business as usual, but less one member. Guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto will be parting ways with his beloved outfit, explaining that it’s time to move on to new things.
The split seems to be nothing but amicable, with each party praising the other. Lorenzo joined the outfit in 2006, becoming a permanent feature for both studio time, as well as touring. For 8 years, Sillitto provided lead guitar riffage as well as backing vocals, making his contribution vital to the band’s internationally recognised sound.
That said, as The Temper Trap currently bury themselves in the studio as they work on their anticipated third studio album, they are sure to carry on with their unique mellow spin on the indie rock game. The record is expected to drop early 2014.
You can read statements from both The Temper Trap and Sillitto below.
Message from The Temper Trap:
“Loz has been a great friend and a valued and important member of The Temper Trap since he joined in 2006. His creativity and commitment to the band over the years has been first class and we wish him all the best with the exciting events that are about to come into his life. The bond we all formed in those early years in Melbourne and endless kilometres in the Tarago has been with us through the good times and got us through the tough times so while we’re sad to lose a guitarist, we are not losing a friend.”
Message from Lorenzo:
“I leave the band with a heavy heart but it was time for me to try new things. I’ve loved everything about The Temper Trap. It’s been an incredible experience. I want to thank the boys for all the amazing times, places we have seen and played and laughs along the way, management, record labels, the many people who’ve supported the band throughout the years, the many friends I’ve made and of course the fans – it has been an amazing journey, an experience I will never forget and one that changed my life.”