State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene



Woops forgot to do a post yesterday and I KNOW you’re all so eager to find out today’s featured artist so here it is: The Temper Trap:

“The Temper Trap, lead by frontman Dougy, have been writing and touring Australia, catching the ears of many, including world renowned producer Jim Abiss who made the journey to melbourne to assist the Temper Trap in delivering their debut record. With a series of epic new tracks set for release on their much anticipated debut album, the band has conquered adventurous new territory, building on their rich foundations in a natural progression. Legendary Artic Monkey’s and Kasabian Producer Jim Abiss flew over to Melbourne to be at the helm. The Results of this brilliant new evolution in sound will persuasively draw you in. The Temper Trap have undeniably delivered.” (from Bonnaroo website’s description of the band)

I’ve loved these guys for a while, so I’m super pumped to get to see them!




Dougy Mandagi – vocals

Jonathon Aherne – bass guitar

Toby Dundas – drums

Lorenzo Sillitto – lead guitar

Joseph Greer – keyboards and guitar

Genre: Indie rock, post-punk revival

Latest Album: Conditions  (New album, The Temper Trap, to be released in June)

Hometown: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia