Tame Impala to take a break in 2017

Band's last shows will be at Laneway Festival in January

Following the success of their 2015 album ‘Currents’, Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker reveals that the band will take a break next year.

Speaking to New Zealand’s Paperboy magazine, Parker explained how the band’s performance at the travelling Laneway Festival in January 2017 could spark the beginning of a break for the Perth-based psych band.

“I really don’t know how that’s going to feel because in the past, the album cycles haven’t really ended with a bang, or even ended decidedly. They just sort of peter out. But this time it really is a bookend,” Parker said.


“I’m glad [the end of the tour is] happening at Laneway. There will be tears and cheers, and emotions will be running high. I think it’ll be quite weird, but not without a sense of accomplishment.”


“This album was a real door-opener for me,” Parker – who recently collaborated with Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson – added. “It’s funny, but I kind of knew it would be, just because of the way I was making songs, the way I was producing it. I sort of sensed that it wouldn’t just be an album that came and went. I had a feeling that it would take me other places.”

“What comes next is still very much a blank canvas. But a blank canvas in a good way – I’ve got all the paint!”

Meanwhile, Parker recently teased yet more ‘A list collaborations’, following his work on Lady Gaga’s new album ‘Joanna’.

“There’s definitely a few other things coming up,” he said. “You don’t have to be switched on to realise that if I do this, and then this happens… it’s just the way the music world works, you know? So there’s going to be other things happening, but I think I’d be ruining it if I mentioned who.”

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