This of course has immensely helped the Melbourne four-piece generate major buzz in the U.S., so they've recently journeyed the great distance from the lower hemisphere to tour the States. And their travels naturally included a stop this week in Austin, Texas for the 2010 South By Southwest festival.
Temper Trap have in fact been touring so much that they apparently aren't watching much TV these days--because when I caught up with frontman Dougie Mandagi and guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto in a wine cellar at SXSW's Moonshine Café (certainly the classiest and quietest SXSW interview location of my journalistic Austin adventures this year) and asked them about their Rhapsody ad, they admitted they'd never even seen it.
But they were quite happy to talk about wine, Texas BBQ, and their impressions of America, because they were sweet-dispositioned lads indeed.
- Temper Trap