Despite the oblique psych-rock framework of their early work, Tame Impala had popular appeal almost from the beginning — thanks to Parker’s way with writing killer melodies that really do live up to the inevitable Beatles comparisons, and for his production that makes each instrument so vivid in the mix.
What is Tame Impala’s music about?
Tame Impala make psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock music. It’s intended for moving one’s body to, and it’s intended for keeping still and observing other forms of movement. It’s bombastic but it’s swirling, think of the shoulder bones of a giant striding feline creature through some kind of tunnel.