Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Says There’s No Australian Psych Scene
When asked about the existence of the music scene, Parker replied, "I don’t think there is. We’ve got our friends in Perth, like all the guys from Pond. We’ve all lived together at some point, a circle of friends of maybe 10 or 15 people. And you know what, Jay [Watson, of Tame Impala, Pond and Gum] lived with the guys from King Gizzard when he was in Melbourne and they’ve got their own thing as well. I think our kind of clans merged for a little there. I’ve met them briefly and they seem like nice guys."
Parker was also asked about the influence of geographic location on his music, which he stated, "For me music is such an internal thing, that to let the outside world influence would be against my modus operandi."
Tame Impala's excellent third studio album, Currents, was just released on July 17 and currently sits at the No. 1 spot in Australia. It serves as the follow-up to 2012's Lonerism and the band's 2010 debut, Innerspeaker.