Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker working on new music

Kevin Parker
(Image credit: Getty)

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker confirms he is currently working on new music.

The singer/songwriter is writing new material less than a year after the Australian outfit released their album Currents.

Parker tells Australian Associated Press (via Yahoo): “I think after a long tour and after an album, your brain feels like it wants to relax but at the same time making music for me is something that comes kind of naturally. Just like a brain process.

“I’m trying not to work on stuff but there are always things to do. I always manage to keep myself busy.”

But the singer admits he is never sure whether the material he’s written will be for Tame Impala or another artist until it’s done.

He says: “I don’t really know what it is until it’s finished. I don’t know if it’s for Tame Impala or if it’s something I’m going to write for someone else, because I’ve been wanting to do that a lot more.”

Tame Impala won Best International group at the 2016 Brit Awards in February. They’ve also scheduled tour dates across Asia, Europe and North America from April until September.

Tame Impala tour dates 2016

Apr 19: Yau Tsim Mong Macpherson Stadium, Hong Kong
Apr 23: Kuala Lumpur Urbanscapes, Malaysia
Apr 25: Tokyo Zepp, Japan
Apr 26: Osaka Namba Hatch, Japan
Apr 29: Jarkarta Parkir Selatan Senayan, Indonesia
Jun 02: Barcelona Primavera, Spain
Jun 04: Dublin Forbidden Fruit Festival, Ireland
Jun 09: Chicago UIC Pavilion, IL
Jun 11: Toronto Bestival, Canada
Jun 12: Montreal Centre Bell, Canada
Jun 15: New York Prospect Park Bandshell, NY
Jun 16: Washington Merriweather Post Pavilion, DC
Jun 29: Koskowo Opener Festival, Poland
Jul 01: Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Jul 04: Lyon Theatres Romains De Fourviere, France
Jul 05: Milan Market Sound, Italy
Jul 08: Lisbon NOS Alive Festival, Portugal
Jul 09: Bilbao BBK Live, Spain
Jul 11: Rishon Lezion Live Park, Israel
Jul 14: Ostrava Colours Of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jul 15: Grafenhainichen Melt Festival, Germany
Aug 27: Los Angeles FYF, CA
Aug 31: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Sep 02: Berkeley Greek Theater, CA
Sep 03: Berkeley Greek Theater, CA

Former TeamRock news desk member Christina joined our team in late 2015, and although her time working on online rock news was fairly brief, she made a huge impact by contributing close to 1500 stories. Christina also interviewed artists including Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and worked at the Download festival. In late 2016, Christina left rock journalism to pursue a career in current affairs. In 2021, she was named Local Weekly Feature Writer of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards.