Tame Impala, Flume Clean Up At The ARIAs
Actually, Parker is a relaxed character and his comments are loaded with self-deprecating wit. Indeed, he was so chilled he attended Australia’s flagship awards ceremony in rubber flip flops. Right now, Parker can do pretty much anything he wants.
The follow-up to "Lonerism" might not be too far away. “The way I do it is there’s never recording 'sessions.' One finishes, the next one starts. It’s just continuous. I write songs everyday, but I don’t necessarily get to record them,” he explains. “I just record whenever I can, whenever I’m home, whenever I have access to something that can make music.”
Just don’t expect the next batch of Parker's tunes to turn up on a Tame Impala record. Parker has worked on various side-projects of late, from Pond to Kevin Spacey and Mink Mussel Creek. “I’m always working on new music. The difference nowadays is I’ve got my fingers in a few different pies,” he explains.” The music I make isn’t necessarily going straight to the Tame Impala camp. We’ve all got different projects that we do. We just like to keep it free; we don’t just want to have one outlet, but many outlets.”
The five-piece from Perth in Western Australia has been a growing force on the road, playing the likes of Glastonbury, Coachella and Fuji Rock in 2013. The itinerary for 2014 is shaping-up with shows on the Australasian touring juggernaut the Big Day Out in January and February, and dates have been announced for May 23 and 24 at Finsbury Park, London with Arctic Monkeys.