MTV announced that The Temper Trap will be featured in the sixth installment of MTV Sessions taking place at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio on 16th May 2013 (Thursday). The five-member group will rock the stage with songs from their latest self-titled album which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Charts in May last year and contained tracks such as “Need Your Love” and “Trembling Hands”.
The Temper Trap, consisting of frontman Dougy Mandagi on vocals and guitar, Lorenzo Sillitto on guitar, Jonny Aherne on bass, and Toby Dundas on drums found success with their 2009 debut album Conditions. The album sold nearly a million copies worldwide and led to a BRIT Award nomination for International Breakthrough Artist and two sold-out tours in the U.K. They burst onto the scene with hit single “Sweet Disposition” which made it into the soundtrack of U.S. romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer and was named Most Popular Australian Single at the 2010 APRA Music Awards.
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MTV Sessions is taped live in front of a 200-strong studio audience. It is a series of music shows created for regional and international entertainers to showcase their craft in a state-of-the-art studio environment. On top of performing their own songs, the artists also entertain audiences with personal favourites of remixes and covers. The show is produced locally and uses a revealing and casual format where the artists highlight their work and life through their music and personal experiences.
From now till 12th May, music fans who wish to catch The Temper Trap’s gig can take part in a weekly online contest here to win tickets to the music showcase on 16th May. Resorts World Sentosa will also be running a Facebook contest from 8th to 12th May to award passes. As part of the “WACKY WEDNESDAYS” series, fans will respond with their favourite song from The Temper Trap. Three entries will be chosen to win a pair of passes to attend the live event.
MTV Sessions with The Temper Trap will premiere on MTV SEA 1st June (Saturday) at 11:30am (WIB), 12:30pm (SG/HK/PH) and 1:30pm (MAL) with additional content available online here.