Tame Impala is a band from Perth, Australia, the psychedelic rock project of Kevin Parker. The band came to prominence in 2010 with the release of their debut album, Innerspeaker. Their name refers to the impala, a medium sized antelope. They like to see themselves as "a steady flowing psychedelic groove rock band that emphasizes dream-like melody.
Tame Impala is the movement in Orion's nebula and the slime from a snail journeying across a footpath. To humans however, Tame Impala is more of a 'music ensemble', but its various other forms should not be disregarded (colour that humans can see is only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum, the rest is just as important to other things!)
Tame Impala are Kevin Parker, Dom Simper and Jay Watson. The Tame Impala sound is one equally informed by The Beatles as it is beat poetry, by Turkish prog as it is by Turkish delight, and by English folk as much as homeless folk, and it's a breathe of fresh air that reeks of all of these at times and none at others.
Tame Impala return to the European stages in October with a series of dates that coincide with the release of the sequel to the 2010 Inner Speaker and spread the psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock music.
The tour begins in Germany, moving through France, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Holland before ending in the UK at the beginning of november. Sweden show is set on Oct.20 at the club What We Do Is Secret at Debaser Medis in Stockholm.
The new album is Heavily inspired by Todd Rundgren's 1973 album A Wizard, a True Star, Lonerism represents somewhat of a musical departure for Tame Impala.
Todays tune "Elephant" is taken from the upcoming second album "Lonerism", set to be released on 5 October 2012.
Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 Parklife, Brisbane
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 Parklife, Sydney
Monday, Oct 1, 2012 Parklife, Perth
Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 Parklife, Melbourne
Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 Parklife, Adelaide
Sunday, Oct 14, 2012 Cologne, Germany
Monday, Oct 15, 2012 Paris, France
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 Hamburg, Germany
Friday, Oct 19, 2012 Oslo, Norway
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 Gothenburg, Sweden
Monday, Oct 22, 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 Berlin, Germany
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 Vienna, Austria
Friday, Oct 26, 2012 Milan, Italy
Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 Lausanne, Switzerland
Monday, Oct 29, 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 London, UK
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 Manchester, UK
Friday, Nov 2, 2012 Sheffield, UK
Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 Philadelphia, PA
Friday, Nov 9, 2012 Boston, MA
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 New York City, NY
Monday, Nov 12, 2012 Toronto, ON
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 Chicago, IL
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 San Francisco, CA
Friday, Nov 16, 2012 Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 Los Angeles, CA
More info @
Official Tame Impala Web
Listen to ”Tame Impala - Elephant" on Spotify here!