THE TEMPER TRAP Return to the Top of the Charts with #1 ARIA Album Debut

Aussie rockers The Temper Trap have proven that absence does make the heart fonder, with their third album offering Thick As Thieves (out now through Liberation Music) rocketing to the top of the ARIA Album Charts this week.

The album sees a triumphant return for the band after a four-year gap between albums two and three.  This number one chart debut is their second, with their platinum selling sophomore album The Temper Trap also debuting at number one on the ARIA Album Chart in 2012.

The Temper Trap said of the result; “It’s a great honour to see our album go to number one.  It was a labour of love putting it together and it’s a great feeling to have it out there. We can’t wait to come back and play more shows for everyone in Australia.  Thank you for your continued support through the years.”

Michael Gudinski, Managing Director of the Mushroom Group said; “There are probably few who have been anticipating the return of The Temper Trap more than me.  The boys have produced an album jam packed with anthems and it was well worth the wait.  I’m incredibly proud to see them back at the top of the Australian charts.”

Currently on a whirlwind of promotional activity in support of the release of their new album in the US and UK, the past few weeks have seen The Temper Trap appear on Conan, premiere their video for single Fall Together and perform sold out shows that led to the UK’s Independent declaring the band’s return “triumphant”.

Similarly, the album has garnered rave reviews globally;

“A monster – highly polished, filled with huge, arm-waving choruses” – Evening Standard

“Epic,” shimmering,” and “soaring” – we’re crumbled to cliches…” – VICE / Noisey

“[Thick As Thieves] is everything The Temper Trap do very well indeed.” – Herald Sun

“Pop-rock with a bright electronic sheen…”   – Pitchfork

“Songs filled with hope, raw energy and passion” – The Independent

“You’ll find yourself belting along” – Line of Best Fit

“This is rock at its most blinding.” – Fasterlouder

Upcoming months will see the band touring the UK, Europe and Asian festival circuit, with appearances locked in for some of the world’s premiere events, including Reading, Leeds, Lollapalooza, Pukkelpop and more.  From there they return to the US and Canada for an extensive run of headline shows through to mid-October.

Aussie fans won’t be neglected though, with the band promising a return before the year is out, with plans already afoot to book one of their most extensive Australian tours to date.





The Temper Trap have sold more than one million albums worldwide, with their songs streamed more than 200 million times on Spotify and 20 million times on YouTube. They first came to prominence in 2009 with their critically acclaimed debut album Conditions, which, propelled by the global hits ‘Sweet Disposition’, ‘Fader’ and ‘Love Lost’, saw them crash land into the charts in their native Australia, their adopted homeland of the UK, and worldwide. The band’s self-titled second album, The Temper Trap, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album chart and spawned the Platinum hit ‘Trembling Hands’ and Gold single ‘Need Your Love’.

Live, they’ve caught the attention of Coldplay, Africa Express and the Rolling Stones, all of whom asked the band to join them on tour, whilst they’ve also graced the stages of major festivals including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella. In between they’ve been nominated for and won a number of prestigious ARIA Awards in Australia, as well as receiving a nomination for Best International Group at the BRIT Awards.


Thick As Thieves

Thick As Thieves
(Deluxe Edition)

  1. Thick As Thieves
  2. So Much Sky
  3. Burn
  4. Lost
  5. Fall Together
  6. Alive
  7. Riverina
  8. Summer’s Almost Gone
  9. Tombstone
  10. What If I’m Wrong
  11. Ordinary World
  12. Providence (Bonus Track)
  13. On the Run (Bonus Track)
  14. Closer (Bonus Track)

The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves