MTV SESSIONS PRESENTS THE TEMPER TRAP

SPONSORED BY F&N SPARKLING DRINKS AND RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

16 APRIL 2013, WATERFRONT STUDIO, RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA IN SINGAPORE
Summary
MTV today announced that The Temper Trap will be featured in the sixth instalment of MTV Sessions taking place at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio on 16 May. 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”. A limited number of tickets to this exclusive showcase will be given away through contests.

Tickets to Be Won for Exclusive Showcase Recording on 16 May at Waterfront Studio, Resorts World Sentosa

Premieres Saturday on MTV SEA, 1 June, 12.30pm (Singapore/Hong Kong/Philippines)*

SINGAPORE, 16 APRIL 2013 - MTV today announced that The Temper Trap will be featured in the sixth instalment of MTV Sessions taking place at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio on 16 May. 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”. A limited number of tickets to this exclusive showcase will be given away through contests on MTV’s website and Resorts World Sentosa’s Facebook page.  

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.

The Temper Trap’s self-titled album was produced after they expanded to a five-piece outfit with the addition of keyboardist and guitarist Joseph Greer. It reveals a record of two distinct personalities, one of melancholic, mesmeric balladry and one of synth-led, anthemic powerhouse pop. For this, the band picked up the Best Rock Album and Best Rock Group awards at the 2012 ARIA Awards. The Temper Trap opened for Coldplay’s concert tour of Australia and New Zealand in November 2012. They last performed in Singapore during Laneway Festival 2011 and were recently named as one of the supporting acts for The Rolling Stones’ 2013 world tour concert on 6 July in Hyde Park, London.

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. MTV Sessions is presented by F&N Sparkling Drinks.

“MTV, together with Resorts World Sentosa and F&N Sparkling Drinks are excited to have The Temper Trap for a new edition of MTV Sessions. The show introduces viewers to up-and-coming artists who are fast gaining popularity in the music scene. It is an intimate affair that gives studio audiences the opportunity to watch the band in their element play a special acoustic set,” says Tan Sian Ju, Vice President of MTV & Comedy Central Brands, Viacom International Media Networks Asia.

From now till 12 May, music fans who wish to catch The Temper Trap’s gig can take part in a weekly online contest at www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions to win tickets to the music showcase on 16 May.

Resorts World Sentosa will be running a Facebook contest from 8 to 12 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 is shot at Resort World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio, a purpose-built TV studio located at the waterfront of the 49 hectare mega-resort. Fully treated for the best acoustic performance with state-of-the-art technology, and equipped with the latest in audio, lighting and full HD camera systems, the studio space is optimal for production recordings with a live audience.   

*MTV Sessions with The Temper Trap will premiere on MTV SEA Saturday, 1 June at 11.30am (WIB), 12.30pm (SG/HK/PH) and 1.30pm (MAL) with additional content available online at www.mtvasia.com/mtvsessions.

BAND PROFILE

The Temper Trap’s 2009 debut ‘Conditions’ was a roar away success. Propelled by the omniscience of a song called ‘Sweet Disposition’, the album sold nearly a million copies worldwide. The Melbourne four-piece made a breakthrough at odds with the flash-in-the-pan nature of rock’s revolving door, resulting in a BRIT Award nomination for International Breakthrough Artist and two sell-out UK tours including a trio of shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire.

Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar), Jonny Aherne (bass) and Toby Dundas (drums) had barely relocated from Melbourne to London when they made a tour bus their home-from-home. They’d arrived in 2009 as a band wet behind the ears but armed with songs fit to headline festivals and an ambition that was keen on getting them there. Having recorded ‘Conditions’ with Arctic Monkeys producer Jim Abbiss, their debut was released in August 2009 and what followed was an extensive period of intensive, relentless touring that only ended at the beginning of 2011.

And so, it was in these triumphant circumstances that The Temper Trap, now bolstered to a five-piece with the permanent addition of Joseph Greer on keyboards, reconvened after a shorter-than-expected holiday to begin work on their second album. What emerges is their self-titled second album, a record of two distinct personalities, one of melancholic, mesmeric balladry and one of synth-led, anthemic powerhouse pop. Their trick isn’t that perfunctory, though; most songs on ‘The Temper Trap’ see the band’s two disparate sides bleed into each other.

At the centre of everything is the charismatic, enigmatic Mandagi and that voice, a swooping croon that could lift a 747. The Indonesian-born, Melbourne-raised, London-living frontman is the driving force behind The Temper Trap’s recurring theme of displacement. It’s exactly the sort of juxtaposition that makes ‘The Temper Trap’ such an intriguing listen. It’s a snapshot of a band blossoming, their songs matching their own skyscraping expectations. Check them out on their website, Facebook page and Twitter.

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About F&N Sparkling Drinks

F&N Sparkling Drinks is the bold, vibrant and fun-tasting range of yummy drinks familiar to generations of Singaporeans. You may know F&N the drink. You may even know F&N is short for Fraser & Neave. But we'll bet you didn't know John Fraser and David Neave were two fun-loving dudes as equally united in friendship as in business. Deciding that the beverage industry was in need of some fizz, they joined forces and got into the aerated water business. The company later grew to include brewing, dairies and bottle manufacturing, even branching out into property and publishing. Even with their success, Fraser and Neave never lost their sense of fun and camaraderie. They remained good friends till the very end. Today more than a hundred years later, we're carrying on in the same spirit! F&N is reaching out and connecting people in more ways than ever. For even more fun and surprises, check out our website: fnn.com.sg and www.facebook.com/fnnfun.

About Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Singapore’s first integrated resort is located on the resort island of Sentosa. Spanning 49 hectares, the resort opened in January 2010 and welcomed over 30 million visitors in its first two years of opening. RWS is home to the region’s first-and-only Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest oceanarium – Marine Life Park, the Maritime Experiential Museum, a casino, luxurious accommodation in six unique hotels, the Resorts World Convention Centre, celebrity chef restaurants, a world-class spa as well as specialty retail outlets. The resort also offers entertainment and public attractions such as the Crane Dance and the Lake of Dreams. Resorts World Sentosa is wholly owned by Genting Singapore, a company of the Genting Group. For more information, please visit www.rwsentosa.com.

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