Monday, 9 July 2012

Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams

With a second album entitled ‘Lonerisms’ on the way, the Australian space cadets have dished us up a new song called ‘Apocalypse Dreams’ as a free taster of what’s heading our way. With their debut only released in 2010 and a new record from Crosby, Stills and Nash influenced side project Pond already released this year, the group are clearly not short on ideas.

‘Apocalypse Dreams’ opens with stereo-bursting swells of piano and guitar and Kevin Parker singing ‘it could be the day that all our dreams come true’ over a cosmic swirl reminiscent of Hendrix or early Pink Floyd. It’s at its best however when a ray of sunshine finally pierces the cloud however and the track levels out into a peaceful plateau far above  the chaos below and the band are free to let fly with a spacious, eddying instrumental jam. ‘Don’t be afraid to try your best’ Parker tells us. It’s a message his band mates have taken to heart. 

Max Sefton

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