Talking about Innerspeaker, released in 2010.
Works faster than caffeine
The song is titled TURN UP THE SUNSHINE and is
written by producing superstar Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew,
Patrik Berger and Kevin Parker.
On first hearing, it sounds like this is a lost Diana Ross/Motown song from
the 70s with The Temptations taking care of the harmonies/backing vocals.
On second hearing, it still sounds the same way as the first time. It will stay
that way, undoubtedly.
Time to get up and
shake your booty…
Minions – The Rose of Guru: Info
(image Diana Ross: cover of her ‘Every Day Is A New Day’ album)
16 December 2020
To give this year’s TAME IMPALA album THE SLOW RUSH, released on Valentine’s Day, a Xmas-sales-push the record label drops an animated clip for BREATHE DEEPER, one of the LP’s many cheesy tracks (yes, I’m not a big Impala fan, sounds too much like the Bee Gees after they inhaled too much helium). But hey, it’s a cool video, so here we go…
TAME IMPALA: Facebook
12/13 December 2020
Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…
1. ‘Dark Minds’ by VANESSA ANNE RED (London, UK)
Grand voice. Grand tune. Grand performance. Glimmering guitars, flabbergasting structure and sky-high chorus bringing the late great Kirsty MacColl to mind. Top score!
The first single off her upcoming third solo album.
“It’s the wishful thinking of a dark scorched mind
Leads us far beyond and leaves everything behind
Brings us far beyond and leaves everything behind”
2. Infralight by LABASHEEDA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Spot-on catchy jingle-jangle stroke. Crackling guitars, basement drum beat, rollin’ bass
and pithy vocals. This band balances between their near-legendary indie countrymen Bettie Serveert and the early tumult of The Breeders. And that pretty cool violin fragment gives this rad ripper a surprising touch. From their new excellent album Status Seeking.
3. ‘We’re All Going To Hell’ by HEARSE PILEUP (UK)
I love these lines on their FB-page: “Lies can only be found by questioning the truths we are fed. An angry band for angry people. Or those who want to become angry.” Sounds so 2020! Expect a mad-guitar-crazy-fueled garage juggernaut on a supersonic run, smelling like Satan waiting in a dark alley. Hell bloody hell yeah!
Either the rapture didn’t happen
Or we’re all going to hell
Put your hands over your nose
Try to ignore that burning smell
4. ‘The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas) by PORRIDGE RADIO (Brighton, UK)
A poignant eruption with a fervidness growing in intensity along its way.
Not Xmassy at all! Sorry Santa, you’re not wanted here this year. Capice?
“Every year, the same/ Every year, the rain/
Every year, the dark/ I feel it coming around it again.”
5. ‘A Girl Like You’ by TAME IMPALA (AUS)
Kevin Parker and his Tame Impala combo join the long 2020 cue of artists covering other artists. He picked ‘A Girl Like You’, the massive 1994 hit from Edwyn Collins, the former frontman of Scottish band Orange Juice.
Sing it, Kevin…
See/hear you next week, music junkies…
12 November 2020
Dream pop darling KEVIN PARKER entertained us a few weeks ago with a bedroom
cover of John Lennon‘s Jealous Guy to celebrate the late great Beatle’s 80th birthday.
And yesterday he played with his band TAME IMPALA his version
of Nelly Furtado’s 2006 smash hit Say It Right for the BBC.
New sonic impulses…
MIKE SKINNER‘s successful hip hop project THE STREETS returns nine years after their longplayer Computers And Blues came out. The new track CALL MY PHONE THINKING I’M DOING NOTHING is the first single from The Streets’ new mixtape ‘NONE OF US ARE GETTING OUT OF THIS LIFE ALIVE’, out in July, featuring several guests.
For this song, Skinner teamed up with Tame Impala‘s mastermind Kevin Parker. In the clip you see Skinner trying to phone all his friends from a winter sports location while Kevin Parker sits in a sunlit apartment. It looks like a sonic social distancing message.
THE STREETS: Facebook
After releasing their long-awaited new, fourth album ‘The Slow Rush’ pop dream sensation TAME IMPALA, led by singer/songwriter KEVIN PARKER, are ready for
a Northern America tour. To promote their live stint the band played on TV show
Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday evening. They played two songs from the fresh LP.
The vibey ‘Lost In Yesterday’ and a nearly six-minute rendition of the starry-eyed
humdinger ‘Breathe Deeper’. Check them both out right here…
– LOST IN YESTERDAY –
– BREATHE DEEPER –
TAME IMPALA: Facebook
The Slow Rush in full…