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TAME IMPALA - PSYCHEDELIC ROCK BAND ~ BIOGRAPHY

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Genres Psychedelic rock, psychedelic pop, neo-psychedelia

Members
Kevin Parker
Dominic Simper
Jay Watson
Cam Avery
Julien Barbagallo

Tame Impala (pronounced /teɪm ɪmˈpɑːlə/) is the Perth, Australia based psychedelic recording project of Kevin Parker, signed to Interscope Records. The band rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of its debut album Innerspeaker and received critical acclaim for its 2012 album Lonerism. On April 7, 2015 the band announced that their third album, Currents, would be released in July 17, 2015. The band name “Tame Impala” is a reference to the impala, a medium-sized antelope.

The origins of the band can be found in the Perth music scene. Parker played in a number of bands, one being the Dee Dee Dums, a rock duo that consisted of Parker (guitar) and Luke Epstein (drums). Tame Impala emerged in 2007 as a Kevin Parker home-recording project in this period and he posted a number of tracks on Myspace. This brought interest from a number of labels and eventually, he signed a worldwide deal with the independent Modular Recordings in July 2008.
To transfer these recordings to a live-stage, Parker enlisted the help of Dominic Simper (bass) and Jay Watson (drums) and began playing at some local gigs.

Tame Impala attained the number 1 position on the Australian Independent Record Labels (AIR) Chart and number 10 on the ARIA Physical Singles Chart, with three songs, “Desire Be, Desire Go”, “Half Full Glass of Wine” and “Skeleton Tiger” receiving national radio airplay on the Triple J radio station.

Musical Style

Parker’s music is heavily influenced by late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic rock, which is achieved through various production methods. Some favoured and often-used effects by Parker include phasing, delay, reverb and fuzz.

Parker’s decision to make the music for Tame Impala in the studio by himself is a result of Parker liking “the kind of music that is the result of one person constructing an awesome symphony of sound. You can layer your own voice 700 times for half a second if you want, and I just love that kind of music”.However, Parker has to translate his music to a live setting with the band, and the band doesn’t play the songs until they have been recorded. “The only jamming that’s done as a band is done a long time after the song is recorded for the sake of the live environment. It’s good for us, because we can take a song that’s been recorded and do what we want to it: slow it down, speed it up, make it 10 seconds or 10 minutes long. It gives us a lot of freedom.”

Discography

Innerspeaker (2010)
Lonerism (2012)
Currents (2015)

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distance: 7,719 Miles
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