29 February, 2016

The Temper Trap – ‘Thick As Thieves’

It’s been four years coming, but The Temper Trap are back and they’ve drop a banger of a track with the help of Richard Kingsmill last night releasing the first ever play on ‘2016’, (the chat starts around 18:05).

The comeback single ‘Thick As Thieves’ is the band’s first new material since 2012’s self-titled album and frontman Dougy Mandagi describes the track to Kingsmill as “a jangly guitar song.”

“I had the riff for ages. Joseph [Greer, guitarist] and myself just kind of worked it out in his old flat one day. I have riffs on my phone that are 2-3 years old. So, it’s been a while; some never see the light of day.”

The single was recorded with Pascal Gabriel (Ladyhawke and Goldfrappare) and producer Damian Taylor, who’s worked with DJ Shadow, The Killers and Bjork.

The currently untitled next studio album should be with us later in the year. Can. Not. Wait.