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Electric Picnic 09 - Temper Trap

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ATL | 19:31 UK time, Friday, 4 September 2009

Crawdaddy Stage, Friday 4th September, 5:30pm

There's about a billion people (slight exaggeration perhaps) trying to get into the Electric Picnic grounds. It's completely backed up on the surrounding roads and this reviewer was lucky to make it in time for the Temper Trap set at all.

Despite that, the tent has filled up nicely. For a very new band, I'm surprised how much everybody seems to know these songs. The punters are singing, the band are in their element and festival is off to a damn good start.

The aussies play a song called 'Fader' which is a brilliant sing-along pop tune, followed by a couple of songs that don't stand out as much. But it wasn't long until they pulled out the beautiful 'Sweet Disposition' and, looking around, it was clear that this band are destined for bigger things.

The set went from pop, to stadium rock, to dance and then an epic 'drum-centric' instrumental. This band have got it - they're tight live, energetic and they have songs that are soon to be on heavy rotation on a radio near you.

Describe in a Tweet: Very pleasantly surprised and I want more!

Good Vibrations: The moment the chorus kicks in on 'Sweet Disposition' and feeling tingles up my spine.

Life's A Beach: One or two weaker songs in the set but nothing to really complain about.

EP Rating: 8/10

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