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Tame Impala

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Perth, Australia (2008 – present)

Tame Impala is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Australia. It is the project of Kevin Parker who writes and records almost all of the music by himself. The live band consists of Kevin Parker (lead guitar and vocals), Dominic Simper (guitar and synth), Jay Watson (synth and backing vocals), Julien Barbagallo (drums), Nick Allbrook (ex-bassist) who decided to leave the band mid 2013 and is now being replaced by their close friend, Cam Avery (from Pond).

Their name refers to the impala, a medium sized antelope. Their musical sound draws from a wide range of influences (most notably ’60s and ’70s psychedelic rock) and they like to see themselves as “a steady flowing psychedelic groove rock band that emphasizes dream-like melody.”

The band signed a worldwide deal with label Modular Recordings in mid 2008, releasing their self titled EP in late 2008 and the single ‘Sundown Syndrome’ in 2009. Their debut album, “Innerspeaker”, was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. Their sophomore, “Lonerism”, was released on October 5th, 2012, again to wide acclaim. Their third album, “Currents”, followed in the summer of 2015.

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  • afropunk90

    lonerism still the better [3]

    37 minutes ago Reply
  • andeemay

    Congrats Tame Impala! As always, slaying as usual (y)

    3 hours ago Reply
  • Larghold

    lonerism still the better [2]

    Yesterday 12:23pm Reply
  • bloodywiill

    Currents is so great [2]

    30 Jul 7:30pm Reply
  • XDRory

    Currents has grown on me to the point where I really like every song now, and find them to be both strong on their own and as part of an album. But I don't think I'd ever give it a 9.3. Sorry pitch4k friendz

    30 Jul 7:07pm Reply
  • Hhhhappymusic

    Currents is fucking bliss: http://hhhhappy.com/2015/07/27/diving-into-currents-from-tame-impala/

    30 Jul 7:57am Reply
  • voxzion

    cause i'm a man, womannnnnnnnnnnn

    30 Jul 7:12am Reply
  • brrianstorm

    desire be desire go is my boyfriend

    30 Jul 2:08am Reply
  • Illest_Villain

    Currents is AOTY, it grew on me a lot

    29 Jul 6:32pm Reply
  • XDRory

    If Currents was released before Lonerism, would people still hate it so much for not sounding like Lonerism?

    29 Jul 12:07pm Reply
  • pedrobrms

    lonerism still the better

    28 Jul 11:20pm Reply
  • Iggy_Pops_Shirt

    Currents is so great

    28 Jul 6:19pm Reply
  • aquajitsu

    Then just listen to Pond if you desperately need guitars to enjoy music. This cat is just evolving as a musician, doing different things to mature as a songwriter. Too bad some people can't seem to find enjoyment in Currents because it vaguely resembles pop music.

    28 Jul 5:40pm Reply
  • fstorr

    Needs more guitars and far less keyboard. Fellow Australian psychedelic band Pond's latest album, Man It Feels Like Space Again, is the album I was hoping for from Tame Impala. Currents is hugely disappointing, I wish I hadn't spent money on it.

    28 Jul 5:18am Reply
  • massajor

    Nangs is easily my favorite track on the album, and it's an interlude.

    28 Jul 2:56am Reply
  • Jezuxx

    This album si not at all disappointing, in fact I coud say this si the album with the best lyrics from Tame Impala. Bravo!

    28 Jul 1:59am Reply
  • thee-majesty

    when on ture hier you hippi someonowapeacha?

    27 Jul 9:31pm Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Альбом хоть и слушабелен и имеет собственное лицо, но несколько однообразен, да и явно не то, что стоило ждать 3 года.

    27 Jul 9:14pm Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Currents is a huge disappointment. If they continue in this lame dance pop direction, I'm done with this band. :(

    27 Jul 7:16pm Reply
  • Evilninja1337

    AOTY battle between Tame Impala and Everything Everything

    26 Jul 7:43pm Reply
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