One Year of The Slow Rush: Kevin Parker breaks down his latest record in new podcast
The podcast series comes ahead of many Tame Impala treats this year, including new shows and anniversary celebrations.
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Despite only just sharing their last album a year ago - we'll talk about that in a second - and chances being that the next one is likely not coming out this year, 2021 is still a great year for Tame Impala fans. There's a lot to look forward to, including the potential of headline shows in Australia at the tail-end of this year, and until then, the launch of Tame Impala Sound System in Perth next month, when an altered three-piece take on the band's live show will debut. There are also 10-year anniversary editions of Innerspeaker coming out next month, and no doubt plenty more bits and pieces yet to be announced.
It's a lot, considering - as just mentioned - that The Slow Rush only came out a year ago. The record became Kevin Parker's most daring and successful album to-date, diving heavier into the electronic-inspired backdrop that fuels a lot of Kevin Parker's recent work as he steps further away from the psychedelic lean of his earlier stuff (something that is still present of course, but a little more subdued when you compare something like The Slow Rush to Innerspeaker or even Lonerism).
Now, as a celebration of the record one year post-release, Kevin Parker is stripping back the foundations of the album in a new podcast, hosted by triple j alumni Linda Marigliano. Recorded in Los Angeles amongst the album's release last year, The Slow Rush: A Deep Dive with Kevin Parker lifts the lid on the album's creation to greater detail its conception and evolution, giving snapshots of the album's eventual creation process and everything that fuelled the record's themes.
Included in that, are capsules of the record throughout its creation; the analysis of songs including Borderline and Breathe Deeper; breakdown explanations of Kevin's writing, recording and production processes; and plenty more. It's a 30-minute-ish show well worth the time for any fan of The Slow Rush.
Take a dive into the podcast via Spotify below, and underneath, find Tame Impala's forthcoming tour dates, including the two Perth dates as Tame Impala Sound System next month.
Tame Impala Sound System Tour Dates:
Friday 5 March | Metro City, Perth WA - SOLD OUT
Saturday 6 March | Metro City, Perth WA - NEW SHOW
Tame Impala Tour Dates:
Sunday 5 December - Spark Arena, Auckland NZ
Tuesday 7 December - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW
Thursday 9 December - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane QLD
Sunday 12 December - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC
Monday 13 December - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 15 December - Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA
Saturday 18 December - RAC Arena, Perth WA
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