The Temper Trap talk their synth-focused new album

Guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto also tells NME about the band's forthcoming debut as festival headliners

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Temper Trap

The Temper Trap have spoken about their new self-titled second album and revealed that there is a strong "'80s synth" influence on the record.

The Australian band's second studio album will be released in the UK on May 21, with a single 'Need Your Love' released on May 7. You can hear 'Need Your Love' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Speaking to NME about the album, the band's guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto said that they had decided to opt for a more electronic sound and have chosen to include more synth on the record.

He said of the band's synth-led new direction: "We've always wanted to go in that direction. We bought a Moog, and we already had a keyboard that had some synth elements. When we got in the studio it was our way of making things more textural, we used a lot of old '80s synths to the songs."

He continued: "We'd put synths down to mimic our guitar parts and sometimes we'd change it up so the tracks were synth-led rather than guitar-led. It was a big influence once we started recording."

Sillitto also spoke about the band's debut as festival headliners, which will take place this summer when they top the bill at Oxfordshire's Truck Festival.

Asked how the band were feeling at the prospect of headlining Truck, Sillitto said: "The UK was the place where it all started for us, so we're really excited. Headlining a festival seems so bizarre for us at this stage of things. It brings a bit of pressure because you've got to end the night. We've put together a new set, so it should all be all bedded in by the summer."

As well as headlining Truck, The Temper Trap will tour the UK in May in support of the album, playing a total of eight shows across the country. The gigs begin in Falmouth at the Princess Pavilions on May 9 and run until May 22, when the band play the second of two shows at London's KOKO venue.


Read More On This Artist

Video: The Temper Trap Exclusive 'Sweet Disposition'

More News
Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' on course to become Amazon's most...
New York judge hears Kesha denied having sexual history with Dr Luke in 2011 deposition
Mike Read withdraws 'UKIP Calypso' song following racism complaints
Johnny Marr says Noel Gallagher's new album is 'very melodic' and 'pretty...
U2 perform two 'Songs Of Innocence' tracks on 'Later... with Jools Holland'...
Chance The Rapper to release new free album 'Surf'
Kate Bush describes recent London shows as 'truly special' in message to fans
Kasabian: 'There's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come offstage and have...
Nick Mulvey covers Björk's 'Bachelorette' for NME - watch
Taylor Swift tops the iTunes Canada chart with eight seconds of static
Cult Brooklyn venue Glasslands set for closure
Lorde reveals 'crazy experiences' behind her 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
Red Hot Chili Peppers hoping to release 'super danceable' new album in the next 12 months
Honeyblood reveal 'Choker' video ahead of NME New Breed Tour appearance – watch
Zane Lowe defends BBC's plan to provide alternative soundtrack to 'Drive'
Pulled Apart By Horses announce 'Medium Rare' EP
Mike Skinner working on new project with London rapper Oscar World Peace
Singing nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' covers Madonna's 'Like A...
Foo Fighters say no to Isle Of Wight Festival headline slot
Paul McCartney shares long-lost John Bonham collaboration
Sylvan Esso announce biggest London headline gig to date
O2 Priority Tickets for Nina Nesbitt, George Ezra and The Charlatans available tomorrow

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM