The Australian quartet Temper Trap has fate on their side. The foursome came together when lead singer Dougy Mandagi moved from his birthplace, Indonesia, to Hawaii and eventually to Melbourne, where he just so happened to work at the same retail store as drummer Toby Dundas. The pair decided to form a band, so Mandagi brought longtime friend and bassist Jonathon Aherne on board, and guitarist-keyboardist Lorenzo Sillitto rounded out the lineup.
Temper Trap’s debut album, Conditions
, produced by Jim Abiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian), came out last year, and the track “Sweet Disposition” brought them even more attention when it was featured in the indie-flick hit 500 Days of Summer.