Band release third album 'Currents' on July 17
Tame Impala have unveiled a 3D video for their new album’s lead single ‘Cause I’m A Man’.
The Perth band release third album ‘Currents’ in July via Fiction, following on from 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ and 2010 debut ‘Innerspeaker’. Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Cause I’m A Man’ video below.
The video’s director, LA-based artist Weirdcore – who has previously worked with the likes of Aphex Twin, The Horrors and Simian Mobile Disco – says of the clip, “Visually for me, the video is like a kind of homage to Hipgnosis artwork, as I feel Tame Impala’s music is suited to that look and feel. Tame Impala’s new artwork was a great inspiration for the vibe of it. I happily threw in as many artwork cameos as I could from that. Technically the constant moving camera was an ideal way to show near non-moving scenarios, long takes and minimal editing is something I’m always into doing. This is the first 3D video I’ve made where none of the 3D was modelled for it. All assets were either bought/found/acquired/customised from various sources, so it’s a bit like a 3D collage.”
Frontman Kevin Parker recently spoke to NME about the dance-leaning LP, saying, “I wanted to make something that from the sound of it could be down at the club. I just realised that I’d never heard Tame Impala played somewhere with a dancefloor or where people were dancing.”
“Listening to [our music] was very much a kind of headphone, solitary experience,” Parker added. “Which is cool, but I’ve moved on from that. I’ve always loved listening to music on my own, but there’s another side of me that is just fascinated by… like Goa trance, for example – just a rave on a beach in India, you know? Where there’s someone that’s spinning the music and it’s just this free-flowing continuous energy.”
Tame Impala will play a handful of UK and Ireland dates later this year. They are as follows:
Electric Picnic Festival (September 4)
End Of The Road Festival (5)
Glasgow Barrowland (8)
Liverpool Olympia (9)
Isle of Wight Bestival (10)