Temper Trap Bring ‘Trembling Hands’ to ‘Kimmel’
The Temper Trap continue their aggressive promotional push behind their latest album, a self-titled set that dropped earlier this month. After a run that has included debuting songs from the album at this year’s always buzzy SXSW festival, a recent appearance on ‘Letterman’ and a high-profile slot at Bonnaroo, the Trap returned to the national spotlight Thursday night with a performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’
The Temper Trap are known to most Americans as That ‘Sweet Disposition’ Band, but they’re obviously looking to change the impression with their sophomore follow-up to 2009′s ‘Conditions.’ One track that could help the cause is the second single, ‘Trembling Hands,’ a minor epic with a major, roof-raising chorus that finds singer Dougy Mandagi’s voice reaching toward the heavens.
The Aussie rockers hit the ‘Kimmel’ outdoor Bud Light stage in Los Angeles to perform the tune in front of an adoring crowd, and they pretty much nailed it. With guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto’s ambient staccato riffs and Joseph Greer’s gliding keyboard flourishes and backing vocal harmonies providing the perfect backing, Mandagi had plenty of room to unleash his gorgeous tenor. It’s enough to almost make people forget ‘Disposition’ — if only for the song’s four-minute running time.
Watch the Temper Trap Perform ‘Trembling Hands’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’