Riding in on a tangible wave of industry buzz, Australian indie hopefuls the Temper Trap made their stateside debut to a crowded room of A&R types at Pianos last night and absolutely rocked shit with a tight set of crushing instrumentals, anthemic choruses and stadium-ready riffs. Masters of the epic, their artful use of delays and electronics lends their songs an extremely professional touch even at this early stage, and initial single "Sweet Disposition" stands out as one of the most impressive debuts of the year. Opening on a shimmering guitar riff before taking to the skies on the wings of Dougy Temper's soaring falsetto, the track's one of the most immense singles you'll hear all year, finding the perfect compromise between haunting atmospherics and the Wembley-sized grandeur of U2 or Muse. The band return home to Melbourne this month and close out the year with appearances at the Modular-curated Nevereverland festival, but look for these guys to make some serious international waves in the new year.
MP3: "Sweet Disposition" - The Temper Trap