The Summer Series At Somerset House in London is the festival for people who don't like mud or leaving cities and love nice, stately surroundings. Q is previewing all of this year's headliners with a series of interviews and today it's the turn of The Temper Trap's Toby Dundas, whose band play the courtyard tomorrow (11 July) with Alt-J and Chet Faker. Head to Somersethouse.org.uk for more details including the latest ticket news.
Describe your 'sound' in three words:
"Eclectic, soulful, restless."
How will you be travelling to the gig?
"Probably a taxi although I've learned that in peak hour the tube is fastest."
Is there anything you've got planned for the Somerset House show you can tell us about?
"I wish I could say sharks with laser beams on their heads, but with the economy in the toilet it's closer to a couple of guys with laser pointers."
Can you tell us about the acts supporting you on the bill?
"We've already played some shows in Australia and Europe with Chet Faker and I highly recommend getting down early to check him out. Alt-J's album has been on high rotation on the bus and I'm looking forward to seeing their live show."
What one song of yours - that we can stream please - should we listen to get us in the mood for you show?
The Royal Society used to be housed at Somerset House - what one scientific invention would transform your life and why?
"The future date Marty Mcfly travelled to in Back To The Future passed last week [the fans suggest it's not actually to 2015 - Flux Capacitor Ed] so I'm going to say a hover board. Nothing better than arriving at your gig by hoverboard!"
Where's your favourite place in London?
For more head to Somersethouse.org.uk. Plus listen to a 30 second sample of The Temper Trap's cover of Amy Winehouse's Love Is A Losing Game, available only with Q313, out now.
12:31 PM | 10/07/2012
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