With their celebrated second album ‘Lonerism’ featuring very highly in all the Albums of the Year lists, Tame Impala have just announced a headline show at Hammersmith Apollo for June 2013.
Full details are as follows:
Tuesday 25 June – London – Hammersmith Apollo (£19.50). Get tickets here: www.gigsandtours.com/Tour/TAME-IMPALA/
Tickets go on-sale at 9am on Friday 14th December.
As for those end of year lists: ‘Lonerism’ is the Number 1 album in NME, Loud & Quiet and Filter, Number 6 in The Guardian, 10 in The Sunday Times and The Fly, 11 in Uncut, 12 in MOJO, 13 in Clash, and the guys have just been named as Artrocker’s International Band of the Year… Truly, Tame Impala are the band that have united the critics!
In other news the official video for ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ has now clocked up over 550,000 hits on You Tube just a fortnight after being posted as well as being voted no 6 in Stereogum’s videos of the year yesterday. Created by animators Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan, it’s a hypercolour wave, a visual imprint of their sonic landscape, and totally Tame Impala. Click below to watch:
This all follows on from the recent Memory Tapes remix of ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ released last week. 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 Dayve Hawk’s rework here: http://m.odu.la/Xn2ZTO
‘Lonerism’ is out now worldwide on Modular Recordings. Get your copy now via iTunes, Rough Trade, The ModShop, or your favorite local record store.:#1 BEST ALBUM OF 2012 – NME
#1 ALBUM OF 2012 – FILTER
#11 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2012 – UNCUT
#26 in 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2012 – SPIN
J Award for Triple J’s Australian Album of the Year
“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