Get Ready: Tame Impala Sound System are making their live debut in Perth next year
The stripped back but still hard-hitting take on Tame Impala has been shown on live streams throughout the year, but now, it's come to the live stage.
It's no secret that almost every live act and their dog have tried out live streams in various forms across 2020, often having to shake up their band in order to so. Take Tame Impala, for example, who released their latest record The Slow Rush right at the cusp of coronavirus and therefor, have yet to had the chance to tour the record outside of a few live streams and online performances for award shows and commercial slots - triple j's Like A Version a recent example, plus their FIFA Live Session, ARIA Award performance, Radio1 Live Lounge performance and Tiny Desk Concert.
For many of these performances, Kevin Parker enlisted what's now been dubbed the Tame Impala Sound System to pull it off. Basically, it's a form of Tame Impala that exists between their recorded format - Kevin Parker on his lonesome - and their full, touring live band; Kevin joined by two members of the band - Jay Watson and Dom Simper - as they re-create the sprawling Tame Impala epics through samplers and sequencers, in a way that transitions Tame Impala into a more electronic-rooted act compared to the more live band-like setting you're used to.
Now, with their headline Australian tour pushed back until December 2021, it seems that the gap between is going to be filled with Tame Impala Sound System; the trio format of the legendary Perth group making a live, on-stage debut in February 2021 for Perth's Snack Festival; a part-boutique festival, part-partying experience that is one of the first events to bounce back post-COVID with shows earlier in the year.
As the event suggests, the show will be the very first live performance of Tame Impala Sound System, finally coming into the live realm after being teased throughout performances in the last few months. That show is at Optus Stadium's Stadium Park on Friday, February 26th, with tickets on sale Tuesday, December 22 - more information here.
Snack - the festival putting it the whole thing on - also announced a second event at the same time, starring Lime Cordiale in the same location but the day after, on Saturday, February 27th. You can get more information on that one here.
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