Watch Tame Impala’s intimate performance ‘Tiny Desk Home’


Tame Impala directed an intimate “Home” episode of NPR’s Tiny Desk series, playing a trio of recent songs.Kevin Parker, Australian psych-pop act songwriter and sole studio contributor, directs the performance in his home studio. By adjusting effects and EQs on a small mixer, he adds a heavier electronic presence to the material, with touring members Jay Watson and Dom Simper playing samplers and sequencers.

“It’s Tame Impala Soundsystem,” Parker says to the camera, showing off this unique setup. Reduced programming plays two songs from the recent The slow rush (“Is It True” and “Breathe Deeper”) with the 2019 single “Patience”.

Parker detailed his ‘At Home’ approach to NPR. “I’m going to get Jay [Watson] and Dom [Simper] and we’re going to do this kind of electronic jam with a lot of material around us and we’ll recreate the songs with samplers and sequencers, ”he says. “I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while and thought Tiny Desk would be the opportunity to do it.”

Tame Impala members have been busy in 2020. Watson released their latest album GUM, In the world, in June; Simper recently posted deployment, his first EP under the name of bambi; and Parker released a remix of 070 Shake’s “Guilty Conscience”, collaborated on Streets’ “Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better” and joined Oneohtrix Point Never to co-write and produce an interlude on The Weeknd’s After hours LP.


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