Saturday night in Adelaide is usually one spent with friends partying for the sake of partying.
But on Saturday night (25 November) we had cause to party, and party hard. Fat Controller turned two and invited The Temper Trap to help them celebrate (click here to read our recent interview with the band).
As the indie-rock band entered the stage, they were met with screams and blue balloons floating around their heads; then without a word they launched into ‘Fall Together’. And instead of falling we seamlessly began bouncing together, mimicking bassist Jonny Aherne’s effortless sway as he played.
Massive hits such as ‘Love Lost’, ‘Trembling Hands’ and ‘Thick As Thieves’, from their latest album of the same name, went down all-too well.
But the very second the first chord of ‘Sweet Disposition’ came from their magic fingers, we knew this was going to be something special. The boys were sweaty and jumping even more ferociously, while camera phones were raised above heads even in the back rows and the speakers vibrated the floor beneath us.
The band didn’t say much throughout the gig, it was all about the music and the sweaty young people in front of them.
“How many of you just finished school?” asked Jonny, which was only met with more screams and congratulations from the band, before lead singer Dougy added: “Yeah, how great it is that there are so many young people here, it’s awesome that you all still come out to [see] bands!”
And if Saturday night is anything to go by, I don’t think young fans are going to stop seeing these guys for a long time to come.
Unfortunately for us and for Fat Controller, all good things and birthdays have to come to an end. But The Temper Trap were not going to go quietly, saving one of their best for last closing with massive 2010 hit, ‘Fader’. An epic finale to an awesome night!
Happy birthday Fats, and thanks to The Temper Trap for stopping by little ol’ Adelaide and putting on one hell of a show.