Tame Impala are the latest act to perform a remote version of the Tiny Desk Concert for NPR and their set didn’t disappoint.
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’.
“We’ll do this kind of electronic jam with heaps of equipment around us and we’ll recreate the songs with samplers and sequencers,” Parker said about his ‘Tame Impala Soundsystem’ to NPR’s Bobby Carter prior to the set. “I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while and thought Tiny Desk would be the opportunity to do it.”
Dom Simper shared his debut solo EP Unfolding under the pseudonym of bambi last week. The release was recorded while Simper was living in The Netherlands, and mixed by POND’s James Ireland back in Fremantle.
“Unfolding encapsulates the underlying movement behind everything,” says Dominic on the EP, which is also available on special edition white vinyl for you record collectors out there.
“Each second the course of our lives, our relationships, our hopes and dreams are unfolding,” bambi said on the release.
Check out the Tiny Desk Concert, below.