Tame Impala perform NPR Tiny Desk Concert from home - watch here

In one of Kevin Parker's more unconventional, intimate performances, tracks from recent full-length The Slow Rush take centre-stage.
Posted: 24 August 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall Photos: Matt Sav

It's not quite the prismatic odyssey we're used to experiencing when seeing Tame Impala live, but Kevin Parker has re-imagined a couple tracks from recent album The Slow Rush for a new NPR Tiny Desk Concert filmed from his house in LA. 

For an artist who is meticulously precious about the live audio experience, it's somewhat of a surprise that Parker (backed by long-time Tame Impala bandmates Jay Watson and Dominic Simper) chose to perform an unconventional, intimate Tiny Desk Concert, but playing piano/synth-heavy tracks 'Is It True', 'Breathe Deeper', and 2019 single 'Patience' lend themselves to the improvised setting. 

Parker himself even introduces the band as 'Tame Impala Soundsystem', suggesting he's happy with being a little less scrutinous than what we typically expect of the psychedelic producer extraordinaire. Given that it's looking like the full Tame Impala outfit won't be able to showcase The Slow Rush until next year, we're certainly not complaining.

Check out the performance below:

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