Tame Impala will perform a special gig from their hometown of Perth, Australia tonight, November 11, for BBC Radio 1.
Kevin Parker and his band have delivered a number of remote live performances this year in support of the most recent Tame Impala album The Slow Rush, which came out back in February.
Tame Impala’s latest lockdown performance will premiere tonight at 7pm on BBC Radio 1 and on their official YouTube page, with host Annie Mac confirming on Instagram that the band recorded and filmed the performance themselves from their studio in Perth. Mac also confirmed that she will be speaking to Parker throughout her show tonight.
The BBC broadcaster also reflected in the post on the tumultuous events of 2020, such as the coronavirus pandemic, while referencing the opening lyrics from The Slow Rush opener “One More Year”.
“Like so much music, there is a whole new resonance to these lyrics in light of the events of 2020,” she wrote. “It was released on Valentine’s Day of this year, just when Covid-19 was becoming more than a rumor. Just when everything stopped and time went really fast.
“Suddenly it’s November and I don’t know how it’s November because time has flown but somehow February feels like a decade ago. The nine months that have passed since then have been the opposite of a slow rush – a fast sludge? A quick crawl? Thank f_k for music.”
Elsewhere in Tame Impala news, the band are among the big names nominated for trophies at Australia’s 2020 ARIA Awards. Kevin Parker’s team snagged top spot on the Australian national chart this year with The Slow Rush his psychedelic-pop outfit’s fourth LP. It’s the highest-selling homegrown album in 2020 so far, and its up seven ARIAs, including album of the year.
Winners at the 2020 ARIA Awards will be announced on November 25 during a ceremony at The Star, Sydney to be broadcast around Australia on the Nine Network, and around the globe on YouTube.