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Thursday, 19 November 2015

TOP TRACKS || TAME IMPALA


Although Tame Impala's upcoming shows in Manchester and London aren't until 2016, we couldn't help but give you a rundown of our favourite songs so far from these psychedelic rock Australians...

Tame Impala - 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards'
The instantly-hooky melody line, reverbed vocals and pneumonic synth sounds sends you straight into space. The simple bass line carries the song along, accompanying the smooth sounds of Kevin Parker's vocals. An instant classic and one that the fans constantly go crazy for.


Tame Impala - 'Elephant'
This song may be their most memorable, with good reason. The heavily gained guitar gives the audience a Flaming Lips vibe with inklings of The Beatles coming through. Interesting lyrics that make no sense but work so well, "And it's not like mister shook to get shy when they ask him who is on top
There must be something deep down in the dark down there
" for example.
 If you don't know much about Tame Impala, this is most likely a song you will have heard of as it's been used on various television shows such as funny-girl Lena Dunham's hit show, Girls, Bates Motel and the Entourage Movie.

 


Tame Impala - 'The Less I Know The Better'
One of the best songs from their newest album, Currents. This song live looks incredible! Similarities to blues rock band, The Black Keys here with the guitars but completely unique melodies and almost R'n'B sounding drum beats that mesh so well together. Rhyming lyrics about how the woman he loves goes off with someone else. A unique spin on a such a stereotypical song subject. Definitely a favourite.




Tame Impala - 'Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?'
This song is the 4th single off of Tame Impala's debut album, Innerspeaker. This song doesn't have many lyrics and consists mainly of instrumental music and atmospheric synths. An easy-listening song that still has that unique edge over most music we hear today.


Tame Impala - 'Let It Happen'
This is the first single off their third and newest album, Currents. It's an epic track that includes all of Tame Impala's usual groove, physcedelic sounds and reverbed vocals but this is more indie sounding, instead of produced gained guitars, it introduces a different sound for the band.



And just one more...

 
Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker - 'Daffodils'
Even though this song is not a 'Tame Impala' track, it does feature lead singer/producer/writer, Kevin Parker and this song is too good not to mention. Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Special' sure was a specticle of an album featuring hit songs such as, 'Feel Right' and of course, 'Uptown Funk' but this song is one of the shining moments of the album thanks to Parker's distinctive flare making this song a stand-out piece.




'Currents' is out now!
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