It’s easy to be cynical about a record like this, but the Temper Trap are nothing but not earnest; Thick as Thieves never comes off as anything but the exact record the band wants to make, which just happens to fit squarely into alt-rock trends. At their best, they achieve late-’90s VH1 rock heights, which is not such a bad target to hit; the title track is robust and genuinely wistful, and “So Much Sky,” if you ignore the obligatory stadium chant, is optimistic enough to hush any cynic. At their worst, they’re affected and not in an interesting way. [...] But these are both extremes, on a record otherwise scrupulous to never sound at all extreme.
Am 19.08 wird die Band auf dem Frequency Festival in Wien und am 11.09. im Rahmen des Lollapalooza-Festivals in Berlin auftreten.