Having just completed dates around the country as part of Future Music Festival, The Temper Trap have confirmed that they have begun work on the follow-up to their second self-titled album.
Released last year, The Temper Trap may have received mixed reviews, but eventually became one of the year’s best selling albums according to ARIA, coming in at #33 on their Top 100 best selling albums of 2012 after scooping their annual ARIA awards, taking home Best Rock Album and Best Group in 2012, backing up their 2010 win for the latter in the same category.
The Melbourne quintet are now following on their successful year, which saw them support Coldplay on their Australian tour while also delivering a satisfying musical slot to last year’s AFL Grand Final, with news that they’ve begun work on their third studio album, and they’ve got a rather exciting name that’s been added to the record’s credits.
Taking to their Twitter, The Temper Trap revealed that they’d just finished spending a week and a half’s work of recording sessions with Malay, best known as a major creative partner on Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE, helping engineer and produce the sessions for Ocean’s major label debut as far back as 2011.
— The Temper Trap (@thetempertrap) March 12, 2013
Malay’s production and instrumental work with Frank Ocean earned him the Best Urban Contemporary Album gong at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, while also earning a nod for Album of the Year in his work with the neo-RnB storyteller.
The Chinese-American multi-instrumentalist producer’s credits also include work with other high-profile rap and RnB acts including Alicia Keys, Big Boi and John Legend, which may suggest that the Temper Trap are heading in that stylistic direction for their third studio album.
Festival-goers headed to the regional music event Groovin The Moo may get a sneak peek at what the band have been working on, presuming they roadtest some new material into their live set for the festival, which has already sold out in Maitland and Bendigo (after just 48 hours), thanks to the strength of its lineup.
The Temper Trap feature alongside other domestic superstars including fellow Australian ambassadors Tame Impala, Flume, Hungry Kids of Hungary, and Regurgitator, as well as international acts like They Might Be Giants, The Bronx, Tegan & Sara, The Kooks, Frightened Rabbit and many, many more.
The Melbourne group have also recently re-released their second album in honour of it earning Platinum sales status at the start of the month.
Having sold in excess of 70,000 copies, the new tour edition of The Temper Trap features a second disc of three new songs as well as remixes and acoustic re-workings of a number of tunes in their back catalogue, you can have a listen to a re-imagined ‘Love Lost’ below while you conjure up what a channel ORANGE styled makeover of band would sound like.
Groovin The Moo 2013 Dates
Saturday 27 April 2013 – Maitland NSW – SOLD OUT!
Blomfield St, Maitland NSW 2320
Sunday 28 April 2013 – Canberra ACT
University of Canberra
Kirinari St Bruce ACT 2617
Saturday 4 May 2013 – Bendigo VIC – SOLD OUT!
Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showground
42 – 72 Holmes Rd, Bendigo VIC 3550
Sunday 5 May 2013 – Townsville QLD
Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds
Mervyn Crossman Dr & Murray Lyons Cres, Idalia QLD 4811
Saturday 11 May 2013 – Bunbury WA
(off) Parade Rd Bunbury WA 6230