Australia’s The Temper Trap have received the perfect welcome home gift ahead of their sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney this week…their first ever number one on the ARIA Album Chart.
Notably The Temper Trap are only the third Australian act to chart in the number one ARIA Album spot this year.
Topping the Australian album charts caps off a triumphant return for the band, whose previous album ‘Conditions’ debuted at number nine back in 2009. Like ‘Conditions’, the band’s self-titled new album has been garnering considerable praise;
“The Temper Trap have added another dramatic layer to an already emotionally triumphant sound” Rolling Stone USA
«««« “The Temper Trap have found a very delicate balance that moves their sound forward without self-sabotaging why the world fell in love with them.” Herald Sun
«««« “Trembling Hands. There will be few choruses so enormous this year.” Guardian UK
«««« “This collection grows all over you like a vine” West Australian
The number one chart debut follows hot on the heels of news out of the United States that The Temper Trap have secured a coveted performance slot on the Late Show with David Letterman, where they will be performing their new single “Trembling Hands” on June 7.
Between June and September The Temper Trap will have performed 25 headline shows around the world to over 72,000 fans and the rest of the year will see them in key performance slots at some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, T In The Park, and Lollapalooza.
This week the band will perform two sold out Forum shows in Melbourne, two sold out Sydney Opera House shows as part of the Vivid Live, before closing out the week with the headlining spot at Triple J’s massive One Night Stand in Dalby, Queensland.
Aussie fans who missed out on tickets this time around haven’t been left in the lurch though, with The Temper Trap already locking in dates with Coldplay in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this November.
The Temper Trap’s self-titled album is in stores now through Liberation.
Studio clip for new single ‘Trembling Hands’ available here, Youtube Link