|“||With each award we get, we become a little bit more overrated. That's what it feels like.||„|
|~ Kevin Paker|
Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic music project led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, who writes, records, performs and produces the music. As a touring act, Parker (guitar, vocals) plays alongside Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesizer) and some members of Australian psychedelic rock band Pond – Jay Watson (synthesizer, vocals, guitar), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). Previously signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is now signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-B, likely higher
Name: Tame Impala | Kevin Parker | Jay Watson | Dominic Simper | Julien Barbagallo | Cameron Avery
Age: 33 (Kevin Parker) | 28 (Jay Watson) | 33 (Dominic Simper) | Unknown, likely 20s to 30s (Julien Barbagallo) | 30 (Cameron Avery) | 31 (Nick Allbrook)
Classification: Humans, Psychedelic Music Project
Powers and Abilities: Data Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Empathetic Manipulation, Illusion Creation, Life Manipulation, Memory Manipulation, Music Manipulation, Reality Warping, Sound Manipulation, Technological Manipulation, Time Manipulation
Attack Potency: Human level, likely higher
Speed: Normal Human, likely higher
Lifting Strength: Regular Human, likely higher
Striking Strength: Human Class, likely higher
Durability: Human level, likely higher
Range: Standard melee range
Standard Equipment: Microphones, Guitars, synthesizer, and other musical instruments.
Intelligence: Varies. From Above Average to Genius.
Weaknesses: None notable
- Innerspeaker: The debut studio album by Tame Impala, originally released in 2010 by Modular Recordings. Most of its recording was undertaken by lead musician Kevin Parker. The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far by Pitchfork Media in August 2014.
- Lonerism: The second studio album by Tame Impala. Lonerism builds on the psychedelic sound of its predecessor by featuring fewer guitars and more synthesizers and samples. Parker attempted to incorporate his love for pop music into his songwriting for the record through catchier melodies. Many tracks feature ambient sounds recorded by Parker with a dictaphone. The album's theme of isolation is reflected in the album cover, featuring an image of a fenced-off Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.
- Currents: After the release of Tame Impala's previous album, Lonerism, Parker began work on Currents, largely recording at his home studio in Fremantle. In contrast to the psychedelic rock sound of the project's prior work, Currents marks a shift to more dance-oriented music, with more emphasis placed on synthesizers than guitars. Parker was inspired to seek a change out of the desire to hear Tame Impala's music played in dance clubs and a more communal setting.