Coldplay comparisons are sure to dog the band too, but when they’ve got songs like Fools, which practically steals the sheet music from Chris Martin’s hand, sticks two fingers up and runs away laughing, they can hardly be surprised.
Yet for all these reference points and comparisons, The Temper Trap are very much their own band. There’s nothing here that’s going to surprise anyone in the slightest, but this is sleekly produced, brilliantly written and expertly executed radio fodder. If that’s the kind of thing you’d sneer at, then you should reconsider because The Temper Trap has created something that can appeal across the board. The Temper Trap could well become the Coldplay it’s OK to like.