It’s a reassuring sight to see an Australian band successfully take on the world in the way Tame Impala have over the last few years. Their lush, psyche-pop sound feels like it was born between the grooves of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, evolving inward and outward, feeding on a wealth of influences and dreams unrealised.
Tame Impala’s long awaited second album Lonerism, the follow-up to the much lauded Innerspeaker, was released worldwide last week. Lonerism amps up the poppier side to their psyche dreams, more lavish and exploratory and insane. Currently on a worldwide tour, Chris Berkley of Static spoke to Kevin and Dom from Tame Impala about the making of Lonerism and its effect on the chief songwriter.… Read the rest