More than a million albums sold; more than 150 million streams on Spotify; a number one album in your homeland; arena support tours with Coldplay and the Rolling Stones; gracing the stages of Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella; being nominated and winning a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia, as well as receiving a nomination for best international group at the BRIT Awards. It was a good few years for The Temper Trap.
But then, not long after they had rounded off the campaign for their second, self-titled album with a show supporting the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in the summer of 2013, guitarist and founder member Lorenzo Sillitto told the rest of the band that he was leaving.
“I just don’t think he wanted to be on a bus for months on end,” says singer and guitarist Dougy Mandagi, sadness in his voice. “It was a shock, but once it sunk in it kind of made sense. It can be a pretty demanding lifestyle. But yes, it was hard. It’s like a break up.”
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