The Temper Trap today announce their stunning second album, ‘The Temper Trap’, due for release on Infectious Music on 21 May. The record will be the band’s first as a newly-expanded five-piece outfit following the permanent addition of Joseph Greer on keyboard and guitar. The self-titled album will feature 12 new songs recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix).

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Need Your Love
2. London's Burning
3. Trembling Hands
4. The Sea Is Calling
5. Miracle
6. This Isn't Happiness
7. Where Do We Go From Here
8. Never Again
9. Dreams
10. Rabbit Hole
11. I’m Gonna Wait
12. Leaving Heartbreak Hotel

A first taste of the record in the form of album track Rabbit Hole is available to stream from today via The first single from the album will be opening track Need Your Love, due for release on 7 May.

‘The Temper Trap’ is the follow up to 2009’s debut long-player ‘Conditions’. Featuring the singles Science of Fear, Fader, Love Lost and Sweet Disposition – the latter of which spent more than six months in the UK singles chart – the album was one of the breakthrough successes of the year and has now been certified Gold two-times over in the UK, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide.

The band will debut tracks from the new record at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and during a sold out tour of the US in March. They today announce a full UK tour for May to coincide with the album release. Tickets for the UK shows are on sale 12pm Friday 9 March - see overleaf for full list of dates.

The Temper Trap - UK and US shows 2012

The Temper Trap SXSW shows
15 March Stubb’s, Austin, USA - 12am
16 March KCRW Showcase at The Parish, Austin, USA - 12am

The Temper Trap US tour
19 March El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA - SOLD OUT
20 March El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, USA - SOLD OUT
21 March Glass House, Pomona, USA - SOLD OUT
23 March Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA - SOLD OUT
24 March Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA - SOLD OUT
25 March Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada - SOLD OUT
28 March The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, USA - SOLD OUT
29 March Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA - SOLD OUT
30 March Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA - SOLD OUT

The Temper Trap UK tour
09 May Princess Pavilion, Falmouth (tickets)
10 May Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (tickets)
12 May Coal Exchange, Cardiff (tickets)
13 May Northumbria University Student’s Union, Newcastle (tickets)
14 May O2 ABC, Glasgow (tickets)
16 May HMV Institute, Birmingham (tickets)
17 May HMV Ritz, Manchester (tickets)
18 May Liverpool Arts Academy – as part of Liverpool Sound City Festival (tickets)
21 May Koko, London (tickets)
22 May Koko, London (tickets)

Tickets on general sale 12pm Friday 9 March available from venue box offices and via links above.

The Temper Trap festival dates (more TBA)
30 June Rockin' Park, Nijmegen, Netherlands
6 July T In The Park, Kinross, Scotland
8 July Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland