Following an epic comeback show for their Australian fans at Splendour In The Grasslast month, festival favourites, Tame Impala, quickly reminded fans that the wait to see them return to the live stage has been well worth it.
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In the wake of this widely chronicled performance, Laneway Presents can confirm that the global triumph will return to New Zealand for two concerts in November following a nationwide Australian tour.
This news comes just weeks after the release of one of 2015’s most highly anticipated album releases; the band’s third studio offering, Currents. On it, frontman, writer, performer and producer, Kevin Parker, addresses a blindingly colourful panorama of transition in the most audacious, adventurous fashion he’s yet to capture on record. Dense with heady lyrical introspection, musically the most playful, bold and varied Tame Impala record to date, Currents is Parker putting down his weapons and embracing change as the only constant - sonically, thematically, and personally.
Tame Impala are Kevin Parker, Dominic Simper, Jay Watson, Julien Barbagello and Cam Avery. Loosely formed in 2007 from a collection of Perth bands, with some changes in members and configurations along the way. Tame Impala’s first release, a self-titled EP, debuted in 2008, followed by their first album Innerspeaker in 2010. The second, often feared but sublimely successful long-player Lonerism was released in 2012. They’ve been touring to support ever since.
This latest album campaign for Currents has seen these Perth-natives escalate their stature to a universal level, accruing accolades and adulation as an international act from critics, fellow musicians, and most importantly their ever-expanding fan base. With headlining slots at Coachella and Governor’s Ball earlier this year, the fervent anticipation around the album's July release was heralded with a #1 debut on the ARIA charts and #7 on the New Zealand charts. Receiving critical acclaim across the board, The Quietus said, “What they are, on Currents - their third album, and the first since Lonerism brought them deserved renown three years ago - is something fluid, delicate and magical. They've looked upwards. They've gone forwards.” and DIY stating that “Currents dives off into bold and optimistic new waters.”
Support for both shows will be Kody Neilson’s SILICON. A prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer, who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing, Kody Nielson may well have concocted the purest distillation of his hyperactive musical brain yet, in the shape of Silicon. Created in the small hours when the energy is strong, Silicon sends out pulses of warped, genuinely soulful, retro-futuristic electronica that smudges the lines between human warmth and disembodied voices from the machine.
Tuesday, 24 November – Logan Campbell Centre
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Wednesday 25 November – Shed 6
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