The Temper Trap - Liverpool Sound City 2012 review
'The songs come out to greet you like a huge wall of sound.'
Claire Elshaw - 19 May 2012
The chances are you know some Temper Trap songs, even if you’ve never heard of the band. Several of their most well known tunes currently provide the musical soundtrack for advertisements. But you’d be wrong to write them off as a merely commercial outfit - they're much more than that.
Playing at the Liverpool Academy of Arts as part of Liverpool Sound City, they provide a bright ray of musical sunshine in a grim, wet, grey evening. From the well crafted songs to the astounding vocal range of lead singer Dougy Mandagi, these guys have serious music written all over them. The songs come out to greet you like a huge wall of sound, and the band have a serious onstage presence.
Toe tapping, sing-along songs like ‘Need Your Love’ share a set list with the big sound of ‘Drum Song’, and the show really wouldn’t be complete without a rousing rendition of their classic ‘Sweet Disposition’ at the end.
They swap instruments and styles as easily as they do their socks and the audience are clearly infatuated with the results.
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