Sometimes second time’s the charm. Tuesday I had my weekly concert date with British girlfriends Marianne and Jemma to see Aussie band The Temper Trap. We saw them a couple of months ago in Williamsburg on a mini tour, and now they’re back with the release of their new album. They were amused that they sold out Terminal 5 on a Tuesday night. It’s New York, gents.
They opened with two songs off their eponymous new album, “London’s Burning” and lead single, “I Need Your Love.” I’m so impressed with front man Dougy Mandagi. His choirboy voice pierces through the power of the band. Even rocking out at full-tilt, his voice cuts through and soars. I love that. “Down River” and “Love Lost” off their 2009 album Conditions were up next and made my girlfriends very, very happy. Then six new tracks in a row including early favorites “Trembling Hands” and “Dreams” before “Science of Fear,” “Resurrection” and “Drum Song” closed the main set. For the encore, the poignant “Soldier On,” “I’m Gonna Wait” and finally, “Sweet Disposition.” These guys are great and twice as nice the second time around.