Listen: Tame Impala ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ (Memory Tapes Remix)

Listen: Tame Impala ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ (Memory Tapes Remix)

‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’, the much-loved standout track off this years’ ‘Lonerism’, has been remixed by Memory Tapes. To coincide with the release of his third album, GRACE/CONFUSION, Dayve Hawk aka Memory Tapes premiered his rework of the Tame Impala song last night as part of his Gorilla vs Bear site takeover.

The remix will be available as part of the ‘Feels Like We Only Backwards’ package, available in both vinyl and digital formats on the 17th Dec in the UK and EU via Modular.

Listen to Memory Tapes remix of ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ here:

Watch the Joe Pelling & Becky Sloan-directed technicolour video for ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’:



Memory Tapes’ third album, GRACE/CONFUSION is now available.

‘Lonerism’ is out now worldwide. Get your copy now via iTunes, Rough Trade, The ModShop, or your favorite local record store.

#26 in 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2012 – SPIN
J Award for Triple J’s Australian Album of the Year

Further critical acclaim for ‘Lonerism’:

“Sounds phase in and out, drums thunder, guitars chime with warm, valve amp bite, voices are multi-tracked into luscious harmonies, loops repeat and vocals echo distantly. Parker has created a groove-based collection that packs in pop melodies.” NME – 9/10

“Lonerism displays an innate understanding of psychedelia, not least in its balance between the beatific and the bleak. This is underpinned by genuinely great songwriting and an innate pop sensibility.” The Guardian

“Tame Impala are the sound of brave new worlds and sunlit uplands. The second album from the Perth band combines psychedelic pop and lush electronica more beautifully than anyone.” The Independent on Sunday – 4.5/5 (CD of the Week)

“Superbly psychedelic second set with a very British-sounding soul.” BBC Music

“’Parker writes melodies that are instantly memorable, that rise and fall with beautiful simplicity and give what are fairly basic and relatable sentiments heft….Lonerism is portable and joyous in an unforced way” Pitchfork

“Equal parts power pop, psych and thundering rhythms, the Australian trio’s music is a perfect union of main stage, dance tent, and 5am freak zone.” Q Magazine – 4 stars

“With stickier melodies, a more evolved effects-pedal game, and elaborately layered instrumentation, Parker is becoming a pied-piper of rock’s next freak-out generation.” Spin Magazine

“Lonerism makes alienation and introversion sound both alluring and, ironically, inviting.” NPR

“A wobbly, avowedly-Anglo jelly of psych and drone.” Noisey

“…music that sounds, frankly, fucking huge….This is a progressive, accessible album that could take Tame Impala to the next level, or the mainstream, whichever comes first” The Quietus

“Stirring late-’60’s garage, vintage psychedelia, prog, jittery post-rave, electronica, The Beatles and The Beach Boys into one brain-blending brew. Cosmic.” Uncut – 8/10

“Lonerism it might be, but on this form Tame Impala are about to make a whole lot of new friends.” MOJO – 4 Stars

“A kaleidoscopic paint bomb of melody, texture and repetition. Guitar pop doesn’t get much better.”
The Fly – 4 Stars

“vintage keyboard hums add to shifting melodies and sunshine harmonies. Multi-layered and seductive.”The Times – 4 Stars

“Hypno-grooving at its best” Clash – 9/10

“a real sonic feast” The Line of Best Fit

“Deluge after deluge of heady, undulating melody and rolling, hypnotic grooves.” Crack Magazine – 18/20

“An absolutely amazing and inspiring record” Fake DIY – 9/10

“The nine tracks meld luxuriously into each other, providing one mind-consuming blur of spaced-out synths, driving drum loops and dazed, dreamy vocals.” The Sun – 4 Stars

“A masterclass. Beneath all the dazzling soundscapes songwriter Kevin Parker never forgets the power of a strong tune” The Observer

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