After getting back from SXSW I thought it was going to be a while before I witnessed a great show. Man was I wrong. Just look at this band above, they just look like the coolest band ever. The Kissaway Trail all the way from Denmark has been a big buzz band in Filter magazine. If you bring a cut poster of the them in the magazine, they buy you a drink and a tattoo! How cool is that? I didn't get a tattoo, maybe next time. Besides finding brilliant ways to draw attention and promote themselves this band is truly amazing live.
Yes they've been compared to the Flaming Lips and Polyphonic Spree but they've found their own little niche and are rolling with it. Thomas L. Fagerlund and Søren B. Corneliussen carry the load on vocals and compliment each other in every track. It will only be a matter of time before these guys blow up. Opening for the Arcade Fire or Flaming Lips? I'd say sold out shows with the Temper Trap across the states will do the trick. Interview with the band to come up shortly! Stay Tuned!
Looking at Dougie Mandagi above, not only does he sound as good as Prince he even looks like him! Oh yes, all the girls were drooling over this guy the entire show. But luckily instead of singing along everyone in the sold out crowd just whipped out their dance moves for the entire set. The Temper Trap has found stardom through TV shows and commercials, but deserve all the recognition with there kind of talent. Lead singer Mandagi is one of the top performers I've seen in a long time. Every move he makes and position he's in is a picture perfect shot. It's almost as if he's communicating with his arms the entire show. Make way folks for THE TEMPER TRAP!!!!!!!!!
Photos below!!!!! Videos coming soon!!
Labels: Dougie Mandagi, the kissaway trail, the temper trap, varsity theater