Barbagallo, who joined Tame Impala in 2012 and has remained a vital cog in the machine since, has also been busy on numerous other side projects over the years with Aquaserge, Tahiti 80 and Hyperclean.
Talking about his introduction to Tame Impala, Barbagallo said: “I met Kevin in a bar in Paris in 2011,” while talking to coneysloft. “Innerspeaker was out and I thought it was a great album.
“We started chatting and soon after we started an ephemeral band called Relation Longue Distance. Kevin was looping bass, keys and vocals. I played drums. A few months later he asked me to play drums for the next Tame tour, as Lonerism was about to be released. I said yes of course, it was the kind of drumming I loved to play, groovy and kind of wild at the same time,” he added.
“I flew to Perth in July 2012 for the first rehearsals and met the rest of the team there. It was really easy to integrate into the live band. They are very easy going characters. Since then I had the chance to take part in the amazing flourishing of the project, it’s been over four years of incredible adventures and experiences all around the globe. It really turned my childhood dreams into reality.”