Australian band released latest album 'Currents' in 2015
Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker has confirmed that he has begun writing and recording new music.
The frontman, who writes and records the band’s music on his own, disclosed his plans for new songs in an interview this week. Despite Tame Impala’s latest album ‘Currents’ coming out last year, Parker is taking advantage of the studio he owns back home in Perth.
In an interview with AAP at Australia’s APRA Awards on Tuesday night (April 5), Parker said: “I think after a long tour and after an album, your brain feels like it wants to relax, but at the same time making music for me is something that comes kind of naturally. Just like a brain process.”
“I’ve got my own recording studio in Perth just down the road from where I live,” he added, “so there are all sorts of things going on.”
Courtney Barnett was the big winner at this year’s APRA Awards. Barnett picked up the prize at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday (March 9) for her recent album ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’. She receives $30,000 Australian (£15,000) for the win.
Tame Impala, meanwhile, celebrated their first Brit Award win in February. The band picked up International Group award at this year’s ceremony, which took place at The O2 in London on February 24.
Speaking to NME before the ceremony began, Kevin Parker said he was hopeful of working with Rihanna in the future after she sampled one of the band’s songs on her latest album, ‘Anti’.
‘Anti’, released in January, features ‘Same Ol’ Mistakes’, a reworking of the Australian band’s ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’, which closed their 2015 album ‘Currents’.