Kevin Parker buys the studio where Tame Impala recorded ‘Innerspeaker’ and ‘Currents’
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has treated himself to the purchase of the beautiful Australian studio and house where he recorded their debut album Innerspeaker and 2015 effort Currents.
The news has been reported by Property Observer, Parker and his wife Sophie Lawrence bought the property which is known as ‘Wave House’ for AUD$2.75million which equates to around £1.52 million.
The four-bedroom structure is located in Yallingup, Western Australia, situated on 50-acres of land, with views overlooking the Indian Ocean and vast Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Parker has got himself a cut-price deal on the house which was originally listed for AUD$3.75million in June.
The house was built in the 1980s by US music producer Ken Eichenberg and the property has welcomed artists such as The Waifs, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Fatboy Slim and the Beastie Boys through its doors through the years. As well as an in-house studio, the property also boasts an amphitheatre which can hold up to 300 people.
Tame Impala recently took part in an awe-inspiring Tiny Desk Concert for NPR and their set didn’t disappoint in the slightest. Kevin Parker was joined in his home studio by touring Tame Impala members Jay Watson (aka GUM) and Dom Simper (aka bambi), who helped create the Tame Impala Soundsystem vibe that Parker said he was aiming for.
The three of them stormed through impressive performances of The Slow Rush’s ‘Breathe Deeper’ and ‘Is It True’ as well as a delightful rendition of ‘Patience’.