August 28, 2009 14:55

The Temper Trap overcome technical problems to thrill packed Reading Festival crowd

Aussie band fill out the Festival Republic stage

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The Temper Trap played a riveting six-song set in Reading Festival's Festival Republic tent today (August 28).

After a slight delay due to technical difficulties, the Melbourne band took to the stage and kicked into the instrumental 'Drum Song'.

The packed Festival Republic tent crowd were then treated to five more songs from the band's debut album 'Conditions'.

Frontman Dougy Mandagi, wearing a buttoned-up shirt and flat cap, was in animated form throughout the gig, and lead the band into most of the tracks.

'Down River' saw the singer perform backing vocals while guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto sang the chorus. During the track's instrumental breakdown the other bandmembers incited the audience to clap along with the song.

Recent single 'Sweet Disposition' got an impressive reaction from the audience, much to the enjoyment of a beaming Mandagi, who had abandoned his guitar to concentrate on vocals for the track.

Before playing final song 'Science Of Fear', Mandagi praised the Reading Festival audience for coming to see the band, saying, "God bless".

The Temper Trap played:

'Drum Song'
'Fader'
'Down River'
'Sweet Disposition'
'Resurrection'
'Science Of Fear'

NME.COM will be coming live from both the Reading And Leeds Festivals sites this weekend (August 28-30). Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals for news reports, blogs, video interviews and photos from the event.

Get next Wednesday's (September 2) issue of NME for the ultimate Reading And Leeds Festivals review.

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