Tame Impala Biography (Wikipedia)
Tame Impala is a psychedelic music project of Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. In the recording studio, Parker writes, records, performs, and produces all of the project's music. As a touring act, Tame Impala consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). The group has a close affiliation with fellow Australian psychedelic rock band Pond, sharing members and collaborators, including Nick Allbrook, formerly a live member of Tame Impala. Originally signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is now signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.
Parker originally conceived the project in Perth in 2007. After a series of singles and EPs, Tame Impala's debut studio album, Innerspeaker, was released in 2010; it was certified gold in Australia and well received by critics. Parker's 2012 follow-up, Lonerism, was also acclaimed, reaching platinum status in Australia and receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. Tame Impala's third album, Currents, was released in July 2015, and like its predecessor, it won ARIA Awards for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year. Parker won the APRA Award for Song of the Year 2016 for Currents' first track, "Let It Happen". The fourth and most recent studio album, The Slow Rush, was released 14 February 2020.
- Tame Impala - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh1mm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh1mm.jpg2016-07-26T22:59:00.000ZThe psychedelic rockers make their Pyramid Stage debut.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0414k8d
Tame Impala - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- Tame Impala - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wl8pr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03wl8pr.jpg2016-06-28T22:59:00.000ZHighlights of Tame Impala's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2016https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03wnbmn
Tame Impala - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 Highlights
- 'Who are you, and what are you doing with my band??' - Kevin Parker of Tame Impala talks cover songshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mwvvk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03mwvvk.jpg2016-03-16T11:08:00.000ZKevin tells Clara about covering Kylie - and being covered by Rihannahttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03mwvyl
'Who are you, and what are you doing with my band??' - Kevin Parker of Tame Impala talks cover songs
- Kevin Parker: Should Music Be Free?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p032vlxp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p032vlxp.jpg2015-09-20T08:00:00.000ZShould music be free? Can we do anything to stop people getting the music they want without paying? Tame Impala's Kevin Parker ponders the relationship between money and music.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p032vmg3
Kevin Parker: Should Music Be Free?
Tame Impala Tracks