Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker: ‘Doing another album doesn’t excite me’

Band leader discusses technology and the future in a new interview

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has admitted the idea of recording a follow-up to 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ doesn’t excite him.

Speaking in the new issue of Uncut, the brains behind the Australian band discussed his lack of plans for a new record as well as his thoughts on the album format and the unlimited possibilities of technology.

Asked what the next album will sound like, Parker responded: “Right now, doing another album doesn’t excite me. There’s something narrow-minded about thinking an album is the only way you can put out music, especially in the world we’re in at the moment. Anything is possible. There’s so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it.”

He continued: “It’s 2013 and you can make music anywhere. We’ve got laptops. I just recently caved in and bought an iPhone and I’ve been downloading all these musical apps and I can control my recording programme from my iPhone pad and that’s fucking blowing me away. There are so many possibilities, my brain is overloading on them all. I just need to wait, think about things a bit more. Then I’ll know what to do next.”

It was recently announced that bassist Nick Allbrook has left Tame Impala and has been replaced by his Pond bandmate Cam Avery. The band return to the UK next month to play a one-off London date as well as making an appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

Tame Impala play:

London Hammersmith Apollo (June 25)
Glastonbury Festival (26-30)