TAME IMPALA hail from Perth, which boasts of being the most isolated city in the world. Innerspeaker suggests it’s so isolated, in fact, that no new music has reached it since 1969: it’s a perfect recreation of the point in English music just before psychedelia tipped over into heavy rock. So while Kevin Parker’s voice is washed to the back of the mix, sun-faded and affectless, bass and drums are beefy and propulsive. The balance between the two is kept by the chunky, fuzzy guitar sound, a perfect copy of that odd combination of weediness and heaviness that characterised much UK psych.
VINYL – limited stock!