All Points East has announced its first 2020 headliner – and it’s a bit of a coup: Aussie psych wizards Tame Impala. Or should that be wizard?
Tame Impala is actually a musical project led by singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Kevin Parker, a ridiculously talented musical polymath who’s been tapped as a collaborator by Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Mark Ronson. On stage, he’s backed by a band of awesome psych-rock types who really do bring all the vibes: Tame Impala killed it at Citadel Festival in Gunnersbury Park in 2018, and again at Glastonbury this year.
Tame Impala is due to drop fourth album ‘The Slow Rush’ on February 14 2020, so the set at Vicky Park next May should feature tracks from that album alongside highlights from previous releases including 2015’s Grammy-nominated ‘Currents’ LP, which even featured a song (‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’) covered by Rihanna. Supports announced so far include live-feels merchants Caribou, dancey psychists Glass Animals and Canadian electro crew Holy Fuck. Bring it on, quite frankly.
Tame Impala plays All Points East in Victoria Park on Saturday May 23 2020. And here's the place to stay on top of all London's music news.