For most of us who couldn’t get to Coachella Festival to see quite a stellar lineup including GORILLAZ, DE LA SOUL, THE DEAD WEATHER, THEM CROOKED VULTURES, a reformed FAIT NO MORE etc…, our homies THE TEMPER TRAP went. Well they actually played… to a solid crowd on the second stage on Saturday 16 April (same stage as THOM YORKE and band members FLEA and NIGEL GODRICH).What a way to top what has been an amazing whirlwind of a time for the Melbourne band. And they aren’t even halfway through the year. Check their myspace, most future dates are either sold out or insane.

The Temper Trap will find time to return to Oz in July for what is looking like more than a victorious homecoming. After a sell out UK tour and another upcoming European tour the boys are a top billed act at Splendour in The Grass and so far they have already sold out shows at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Melbourne’s Festival Hall. Not bad for a band who only this time last year played their first sold out Sydney gig at The Annandale Hotel.

Anyway we’re proud as punch of Dougie and the boys because they are such cool people and fuck it’s a good change to see some good cats making their mark on music today.

For those of you who missed out on seeing the awesome live to air webcast (thanks Coachella, hint hint… Splendour!?), here are some fan videos we found on Youtube. Get crackin for tickets or you will miss out.

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