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If ‘Conditions’ is any kind of measure; this is a world which Alice will not be overly concerned with leaving any time soon

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…’but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.’
The Temper Trap announced details of their self-titled second album today, set for release on May 21st, 2012. The record will be the band’s first as a newly-expanded five-piece outfit following the permanent addition of Joseph Greer on keyboard and guitar. The album will feature 12 new tracks recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix). If debut album ‘Conditions’ is any kind of measure; this is a world which Alice will not be overly concerned with leaving any time soon.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Need Your Love

2. London’s Burning

3. Trembling Hands

4. Miracle

5. The Sea Is Calling

6. This Isn’t Happiness

7. Where Do We Go From Here

8. Never Again

9. Dreams

10. Rabbit Hole

11. I’m Gonna Wait

12. Leaving Heartbreak Hotel

A first taste of the record has been released, in the form of album track ‘Rabbit Hole’, which is available to stream from today via www.thetempertrap.com. The first official single from the album will be opening track ‘Need Your Love’, set for release on May 7th, 2012. The band’s breakthrough single, ‘Sweet Disposition’, spent more than six months in the UK singles chart and their debut album was one of the standout successes of the year and has now sold over 800,000 copies worldwide.

The band will embark on a sold out tour of the US in March and have today announced a full UK tour for May, to coincide with the album release. Tickets for the UK shows are on sale at 12pm on Friday 9th March.

The Temper Trap – UK and US shows 2012

The Temper Trap SXSW shows

15 March         Stubb’s, Austin, USA – 12am

16 March         KCRW Showcase at The Parish, Austin, USA – 12am

The Temper Trap US tour

19 March         El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – SOLD OUT

20 March         El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – SOLD OUT

21 March         Glass House, Pomona, USA – SOLD OUT

23 March         Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA – SOLD OUT

24 March         Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA – SOLD OUT

25 March         Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada – SOLD OUT

28 March         The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

29 March         Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

30 March         Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA – SOLD OUT

The Temper Trap UK tour

09 May             Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

10 May             Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

12 May             Coal Exchange, Cardiff

13 May             Northumbria University Student’s Union, Newcastle

14 May             O2 ABC, Glasgow

16 May             HMV Institute, Birmingham

17 May             HMV Ritz, Manchester

18 May             Liverpool Arts Academy – as part of Liverpool Sound City Festival

21 May             Koko, London

22 May             Koko, London

Tickets are available via www.ticketline.co.uk and www.seetickets.com.

www.thetempertrap.com/ www.infectiousmusicuk.com

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March 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

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