Thursday 8 March 2012

The Temper Trap - Rabbit Hole

Back in 2009, the exceptional Sweet Disposition exploded and catapulted The Temper Trap and their album 'Conditions' into the charts.  Their new, self-titled, follow up is released in May and Rabbit Hole is a taster of what's to come.

What might that be?  Apparently more of the same - this could easily have featured on 'Conditions'.  Dougy Mandagi's signature falsetto, accompanied solely by acoustic guitar, starts off the slow proceedings but half way through the song crescendos to its peak with the electric guitars crashing in, almost reminiscent of 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head' era Coldplay - no bad thing.  It's a more expansive sound that will sound awesome filling stadiums and festival fields over the summer.  The band have eschewed a typical verse-chorus structure, opting instead to pin the success of the track on that explosive core, which after three minutes ends a little abruptly.  As a result, it does lack a big chorus hook and it's not as instantly alluring as Sweet Disposition.  But even if the band haven't developed their sound massively over the past three years, it's a sound that's set to make a welcome return over the coming months.


Listen:  Rabbit Hole will feature on the band's upcoming self-titled album released in May.

Watch:  To coincide with the album release, the band will be touring the UK in May.