The Temper Trap promise new material on mini UK tour

Band set for Wireless Festival and Somerset House gigs

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The Temper Trap have admitted they feel "honoured" to have finally scored their first UK headline slot at the Wireless festival in London this evening (June 27).

The Australian four-piece are topping the bill on the second stage – and drummer Toby Dundas said the band have no fear of pulling a huge crowd off the back of three sold-out nights at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire in April. They will also top the bill at Somerset House, as part of the summer series of gigs, on July 12.

"We're pretty excited to be playing in Hyde Park at a really big festival in the middle of London," he enthused. "The sun is out and I reckon the Londoners are up for having a good time this weekend. This time last year we were playing first at festivals on a really small stage. So to come back and headline a few is really cool."

The drummer also promised fans a few new songs, which the band have been working on during their downtime off the road.

"'Rabbit Hole' is one of the new ones we've been playing, it's about escape," he said. "We laid it down in the studio when we were last in Australia and decided we'd start playing it live."

Dundas revealed that the band plan to continue laying down new tracks for the follow-up to their 2009 debut 'Conditions' in the studio next week before they record their second album in full early next year.

Before that, though, the sticksman said he plans to rush over to the Main Stage to catch festival headliner Pink.

"We've got about 10 minutes before she comes on after we finish so I'm going to try and catch a bit of her," he added. "From everything I've heard she puts on an amazing show."

The Temper Trap headline the Pepsi Max Stage at Wireless tonight (July 2).

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