Award-winning Australian psychedelic rock innovators Tame Impala made waves with 2012's Lonerism, winning the Australian Recording Industry Association’s 2013 Album of the Year and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. Initially a studio project by Kevin Parker, Tame Impala grew to a five-piece band for live shows. In concert, they combine psychedelic images and pulsing colors with garage rock sounds to create a hybrid of '60s-style sounds coupled with mysterious, contemporary rock.
Tame Impala first burst onto the scene in 2008 when Kevin Parker’s "Tame Impala" EP rose to No. 1 on the Australian Independent Record Labels charts. This was followed up by the album "Innerspeaker," which won the J Award in Australia, and a tour that sold out tickets worldwide, including at shows in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. When their follow-up album, "Lonerism," also won the J Award, Tame Impala became the first act to ever win the award more than once. "Lonerism" continues to garner accolades, with Rolling Stone, NME, Triple J and Filter all voting the album No. 1 in 2012. Tame Impala draws powers from strength, whether on stage or in the studio. Kevin Parker always extends the scope and reach of the band, challenging himself to push the boundaries of what they can be and describing the band’s sound as “more explosive.” Tame Impala is a band with its finger pressed hard on the beating pulse of psychedelic rock. Two award-winning albums and legions of fans show that they are anything but tame.