The Temper Trap

The 50 Best Alt-Rock Love Songs

Not all love songs are romantic. Not all love songs are even happy. It all depends on your definition of the term. For…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2021

The Temper Trap, ‘The Temper Trap’ (Glassnote/Columbia)

5SPIN Rating: 5 of 10Release Date: June 05, 2012Label: Glassnote/ColumbiaAussie arena-softies get squished beneath their own heavy-handed, deadweight lyrical ambitions.
David Bevan / June 29, 2012

Hear the Temper Trap’s ‘Trembling Hands,’ Watch a Short on Its Creation

On June 5, Glassnote/Columbia will release the second (and self-titled) full-length from Australian rock outfit the Temper Trap, a Tony Hoffer-produced effort whose progress we…
David Bevan / May 9, 2012

In the Studio: The Temper Trap Follow the Sun

When the Temper Trap buckled down to write last winter, the Aussie expats knew they'd have to get away from London, their comparatively dour home…
Chris Martins / February 8, 2012

Success of the Year: Little Big Bands

Alex Ebert, the bearded, altogether Jesus-y frontman for psych-pop merry pranksters Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, has a not unreasonable theory. "Facebook is popular…
David Marchese / December 14, 2010

The Temper Trap Live at Vans Soundcheck with SPIN

On the strength of their crowd-pleasing festival sets, excellent debut album Conditions, and a featured song in the Zooey Deschanel/Joseph Gordon-Levitt film (500) Days of…
SPIN Staff / October 8, 2010

Temper Trap Headline Vans Soundcheck at SPIN

These days, it's difficult for a rock band with major league ambitions to avoid drawing on U2's legacy. Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire-all…
John Macdonald / September 29, 2010

Green Room Interview: The Temper Trap

Sunchips is debuting a fully compostable chip bag this spring and SPIN is celebrating their sustainable initiative through a series of video interviews called, The…
Lindsey Kling / April 15, 2010

The Temper Trap, ‘Conditions’ (Liberation/Glassnote)

Launched in Melbourne and based in London, these excitable lads draw obvious inspiration from U2's grandeur but add enough of their own charm to make…
Jon Young / October 13, 2009