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London, United Kingdom (2001 – present)

Tender Trap are a London-based indie-pop band featuring Amelia Fletcher, Rob Pursey, John Stanley, Katrina Dixon and Emily Bennett.

The band started in 2001 in London with the idea to record two-minute songs without middle 8s or excessive choruses. The three were previously in Marine Research. Before that Rob and Amelia were in Heavenly. And before that Amelia was in Talulah Gosh. More recently, Rob and Amelia moonlighted in Sportique while John continued his double life as DJ Downfall. The band added Katrina Dixon and Elizabeth Morris in 2009. Morris left the band in 2011 to focus her attention on her other band, Allo Darlin’ and was replaced with Bennett.


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  • ParadesGoBy23

    But... but... Amelia Fletcher is pop royalty and The Temper Trap are rubbish. :(

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • LightsOfBohemia

    I always get them confused with The Temper Trap :/

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Sir_ISaFarI

    Enjoyed “MBV” by Tender Trap on the Festive 50 show on @dandelionradio today at 20:46

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ParadesGoBy23

    New album love!!!

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Emilie_ep

    Another Sunny Night #12: Tender Trap (UK) + The Hobbes Fanclub (UK), L'International (Paris, France). Free! Samedi 8 septembre 2012 à partir de 20h.

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • dAniel_brit

    new album !

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • lepopnoir

    Friday in Manchester was lovely!

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • justmade

    Amelia is the don.

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • malariacode

    Oh I agree with all of that, Parade. Tiger Trap is probably my favorite American indie pop band. I don't really care much for The Temper Trap, and like you i've only heard that one song that they seem to be famous for.

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ParadesGoBy23

    So, basically if I wasn't being so, well... *me*, my shout should have said: Tiger Trap > Tender Trap >>>>>>> The Temper Trap.

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ParadesGoBy23

    I'm not sure what this says about me, but I knew of this band (Amelia!) yet have only heard *that* song by The Temper Trap (because a friend of mine had the CD in her car but would HAVE THAT SONG ON REPEAT the whole time instead of listening to the full album) and certainly had no idea they were Australian. As an Aussie myself, should I be ashamed? Or perhaps proud? By the way, indiepop fans, let us not forget that there is also Tiger Trap which was the band I got mixed up with Tender Trap prior to this Temper Trap business. So confusing. I think I actually like Tiger Trap best actually... but I guess I shouldn't really say that on here. Oh well.

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • MissTheMoon

    I thought this was the australian band lol. I was all hold on they aren't a pop group. I'm glad this one is I'll check them out :).

    10 Aug 2010 Reply
  • hollyy___x

    Not to be confused with Australia's The Temper Trap...

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
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  • nazarov777

    very very cool))))) Dansette Dansette))))

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Parklife-de

    The new Tender Trap-single "Girls with guns" legally for free:

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • mondo-nyc

    tender trap @ nyc popfest 2010 !!

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • timahall

    Grand National, the b-side to the new single, is amazing!

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • timahall

    Tender Trap live at the London PopFest next month!! :D :D

    14 Jan 2009 Reply
  • timahall

    Was watching TV the other day and stumbled upon a drama called Ny-Lon that had Oh Katrina as it's theme music! I nearly jumped out of my skin!

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
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