Nick Allbrook has been explaining his decision to leave Tame Impala after a statement released by the band over the weekend said he was departing in order to ‘try and screw his head back on and make an attempt to assimilate back into society’.
Tame Impala will return to North America for an added run of dates in May and June.
Now you’ve been through our extensive Essential Listening 2012 series, which includes all our top choices from a past twelve months of albums, gigs and tracks, here some of our frankly super talented band of writers pick out their own favourite album of 2012, each making a convincing argument for the selected records in the process.
Our Essential Listening 2012 series concludes today with The Albums.
From the ‘cohesion through experimentation’ of Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism, through the ‘muscular power ballads, stirring, keyboard-led harmonies and call-and-response choruses’ that inform The Killers’ return with ‘Battle Born’, to the ‘sheer magnetism and unwavering belief’ which made ‘Blunderbuss’ such a successful solo debut for Jack White, we feel this rundown highlights some of the year’s truly outstanding releases that everyone should make an effort to check out.
And don’t forget, there’s only room for one place each on our Essential Listening Series, so if your favourite artist of the year isn’t included in this particular rundown, make sure you check through our previous lists to see if they’ve made an appearance elsewhere. And after that, if they’re still nowhere to be seen, maybe you should leave a comment below to let us know about it.
With one of the year’s best albums under their belt Tame Impala, led by the talented, enigmatic Kevin Parker, will perform the biggest UK headline show of their career so far next year.
Tame Impala will take their ‘Lonerism‘ album to North America next year for a lengthy tour.
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