Tame Impala are playing their biggest London show yet in February 2016.
The Australian band, who recently released their third album ‘Currents’, are performing at Alexandra Palace on 12 February 2016.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 11 September 2015.
Led by Kevin Parker, who single-handedly records their albums, Tame Impala’s mix of rock, blues, jazz, and psychedelia — as well as relentless touring — have seen them rise from small Perth venues to the first band to top the UK’s first prog-rock album chart last week.
Their self-titled EP, a collection of home recordings released in 2008, was followed two years later by their first full-length album, ‘Innerspeaker’. Recorded and produced entirely by Parker in a treehouse with 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean, it was mixed by Dave Fridmann of The Flaming Lips and spawned singles like ‘Solitude is Bliss’ and ‘Lucidity’.
Two years later, ‘Lonerism’ arrived. Again mixed by Fridmann, Parker used his portable studio setup to record around the world, enabling him to create an album featuring, in his own words, “an expanded sonic palette, more emotional song writing, and a more pronounced narrative perspective”. Songs like ‘Elephant’ and ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ enabled the band to tour the globe while Parker worked on its follow-up.
Sketched out in planes, cars, hotels and homes since the completion of ‘Lonerism’ in 2012, pieced together over the later part of 2014 and early 2015 at home in Fremantle, Western Australia, ‘Currents’ was written, performed, recorded, produced, and mixed by Parker.
Musically the most playful, bold, and varied Tame Impala record yet, lyrically it spans a tumultuous time in the musician’s life, mapping transitions in his relationships, perspectives, and mindset.
Preceded by singles including ‘Let It Happen’, ‘Currents’ debuted at number one in Australia and number three in the UK on its release in July.