The Temper Trap performs at the 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival.
The Temper Trap performs at the 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival. Laura Fedele
"Science of Fear"
Formed in Melbourne and based in London, The Temper Trap built a U.S. following the old-fashioned way: through placement of its hit single in an assortment of commercials for cola and cars. The band's sturdy and soaring anthems — most notable among them "Sweet Disposition" — don't suffer for the transition from club stages to the festival circuit. The band released its full-length debut, Conditions, last year, and it's been gathering momentum ever since.