The Temper Trap has lost a guitarist.
The Australian alternative rockers have waved goodbye to Lorenzo Sillitto, who had played guitar and toured with the group since 2006. Sillitto’s handiwork can be heard on the TTT’s two albums “Conditions” (Liberation/Glassnote/Columbia) and "The Temper Trap," and he played on sessions for their upcoming album.
"I leave the band with a heavy heart but it was time for me to try new things,” he says in a statement. Sillitto describes his eight-year-long stretch with the band as “an amazing journey, an experience I will never forget and one that changed my life.”
Billboard reported earlier this year that the band had been in the studio working on a third album. “I always felt we weren’t going to hit our stride until this next record,” Sillitto said at the time in a promo video recorded at the band’s studio in Byron Bay, a beach town on Australia’s east coast.
The set, which hasn’t yet been named, is expected to be released in early 2014.
The multiple ARIA Award-winning group broke out with their 2009 debut “Conditions” and its global hit “Sweet Disposition,” which peaked at No. 6 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart.
Their self-titled follow-up was warmly received, particularly at home. But international sales weren’t as hot as many observers had anticipated. “The Temper Trap” opened at No. 1 on the ARIA albums chart on its release in May 2012 and it’s since been certified platinum, as has the lead single “Trembling Hands.”