Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker made an appearance on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 show today on Apple Music, giving an interview where he spoke about a new Tame Impala album.
Teasing details about the follow up to 2015’s ‘Currents’, Kevin said: “I would very much hope so [to release a new Tame Impala record in summer 2019], I’d be very disappointed if we didn’t have something out by then. I mean, I love playing the songs live, I love playing ‘Currents’ songs, I love playing ‘Lonerism’ songs and everything, but I think I’m ready to play some other songs live. All the instinctual things are there.”
He continued: “I mean, my thing is that I don’t like to play unreleased songs live [when asked whether some new songs would make their way into their sets this year]. I like that the first time people hear it is the kind of the recorded glory, like the premeditated thing that I’ve spent two years on, rather than being half drunk bashing it out on stage you know, hitting clanger notes and stuff.”
Kevin also spoke about what he thinks on the new Arctic Monkeys album, working with SZA and the possibility of headlining Glastonbury one day. Listen to the full interview via the clips below.