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- Posted on Jun 10th 2010 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
But the UK-via-Australia quartet will not be spending the entire weekend in Manchester. "We're playing on Thursday and we're going to fly out the next day," Sillitto says. "We go straight to Rome." "For three days off, so bring on the Colosseum," singer Dougy Mandagi says. Wait -- they have three days off and they're not sticking around for Bonnaroo? "If the pasta was as good in Manchester as it is in Rome maybe we'd consider it," Sillitto says, laughing.
After months on the road, Temper Trap are entitled to some luxurious living. As it turns out, despite all of their commercial success -- mainly with their hit 'Sweet Disposition' appearing in commercials for Diet Coke and Chrysler -- the band can use some of the finer things in life, like running water. "We can't even get the shower working on the bus," Mandagi says. "We're out of water." Can't they get one of their corporate sponsors to chip in? "We could probably get Coke. I don't know. Maybe Coke would come out of the shower head. It might be a little bit sticky," Mandagi says. "Probably good for my tan though. I hear Peter Andre tans in Coke," Sillitto adds.
They can obviously maintain their sense of humor about the bus drought, but it does underscore how important the revenue from those advertisements means to a young band. "People have to understand we're living in a f---ing recession. There's no money in music and this is one of our last avenues of keeping ourselves alive and on the road," Mandagi says. "Unless people start buying records out there, where the f--- am I gonna eat from?"