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Kevin Parker hints new Tame Impala album is coming sooner than expected

The next album, he says, will arrive "sooner than what has been the pattern for me"

By Will Richards

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala looking at the camera with rainbow colours in front of a blue background
Tame Impala. (Photo: Matt Sav)

Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker says that a new album from his project is in the works, and set to arrive sooner than people expect.

Parker released the last Tame Impala album, ‘The Slow Rush’, in February 2020, half a decade after the band’s last album, 2015’s ‘Currents’.

In a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Parker said he is at work on new music at his studio in Fremantle, Western Australia and believes he will have “another Tame Impala album done sooner than what has been the pattern for me”.

“I’m always making music, that’s kind of all I know how to do,” he added, saying he is spending his days “in the studio by myself. There could be an apocalypse going on outside, and it probably wouldn’t affect it.”

“I wanna do [another album] soon,” he added, saying that there are “more dimensions to me making music” than on previous records.

“It will always be something more special to me than anything else and the thing I put the most love into,” he added.

Back in December of last year, Tame Impala shared a new song called ‘No Choice’, which appears on a forthcoming deluxe edition of ‘The Slow Rush’, which is set to arrive this Friday (February 18) next year alongside other unreleased material.

After the new edition of Kevin Parker’s latest album is released, the band will head out on a mammoth world tour across 2022.

The run of shows begins in North America in late February, before coming to Europe for a run of festival dates in the summer, including the band’s only current UK show of next year, headlining All Points East festival on August 25.

In October, the band will then play gigs in Australia and New Zealand, with the tour wrapping up in their hometown of Perth on October 29, 2022.

See Tame Impala’s full 2022 touring schedule below.

27 – Tempe, Innings Festival

MARCH 2022
3-6 – Okeechobee, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
7 – Pittsburgh, Petersen Events Center
9 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
10 – Montreal, Place Bell
12 – Uncasville, Mohegan Sun
14 – Brooklyn, Barclays Center
16 – Boston, TD Garden
18 – Hampton, Hampton Coliseum
19 – Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
21 – Asheville, Arena

22 – Asheville, Arena
23 – Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
25 – New Orleans, Buku Music + Art Project

MAY 2022
22 – Gulf Shores, Hangout Festival

JUNE 2022
2 – Barcelona, Primavera Sound
9 – Porto, NOS Primavera Sound
11 – Barcelona, Primavera Sound

25 – London, All Points East
29 – Amsterdam, AFAS Live
30 – Amsterdam, AFAS Live

7 – Milan, Ippodromo Snai San Siro

15 – Auckland, Spark Arena
18 – Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
20 – Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
22 – Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
26 – Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
29 – Perth, RAC Arena