Tame Impala

Why does Kevin Parker call himself Tame Impala?

When asked by Rubin on the April 29 episode of his Broken Record podcast why he chose the moniker Tame Impala (as opposed to his own name), Parker said he wanted to give the impression the musical project was a band.

Did Kendrick sample Tame Impala?

In 2014, fellow artist Kendrick Lamar sampled Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” for the Divergent soundtrack, calling the song “Backwards,” and adding his own rap verses to it. The original song contains psychedelic guitar sounds and drum beats that many other artists could find interesting and unique.