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38 INDIE / ROCK Issue 77 / 2015 Back in 2008 the band began their career with an EP of dusty home recordings, carried by Kevin Parker and his talented, unmistakeable style of songwriting. Fast forward to this year, Tame Impala are on their third album, titled Currents, and on it Parker addresses a colourful panorama of transition in the most audacious, adventurous fashion he's yet to capture on record with the band. Their music has become more introspective and deep, and in doing so, Tame Impala have brought something new and fresh to the independent music scene. They define their sound as "psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock music", and nobody does it quite like them. Artist Of the MOnth tAMe iMpAlA Like Kleenex for tissues, the name Tame Impala has become interchangeable with an entire genre of music It is a rarity to find such a fresh band with such obvious authenticity and broad, retrospective lyrics. If you need any more convincing of the upcoming talent that is Ordinary Noise, they have supported anti-folk cult heroes Jeffrey Lewis and The Jrams. Now they are ready to release 'You Are Here', the first track to be taken from the upcoming Ordinary Noise EP. Summoning influence from Bob Dylan and Jeffrey Lewis, the EP will showcase the boys' undeniable grasp on mood and melody. Lou Terry (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Ross Connell (electric guitar), Tim Tokley (bass, guitar) and Jonny Poole (saxophone, drums) first met whilst in different strands of education and have been together ever since. Little over two years ago, Ordinary Noise were playing venues in their hometown of Colchester. Today they're being played on Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 and BBC Introducing. The verses on 'You Are Here' remain expertly restrained before allowing the chorus to rupture into something distinctly powerful that has the hallmarks of the early folk pioneers. The track invites you on a journey of ambling guitars, rolling drums and the some of the most distinct vocals you'll hear in 2015. Despite their years, there's a lyrical and musical maturity to it that is beyond impressive and demands to be heard. The band is back in the capital for an exceptional gig at The Forum. Known for garage rock classics like 'Louie, Louie' and 'Have Love, Will Travel', these guys play hard and fast. The band made a triumphant return last year, headling the fifth annual Muddy Roots Festival and back in April, after nearly 50 years without any all-new material, the band released This Is the Sonics via their own imprint, Revox. More than a half-century later, this band is still leaving a whole lot of their juniors impressed. This is just what we have been waiting for - energetic, high voltage rock and roll from the past with a touch of modernity. Guestlist recOMMends The Colchester four-piece are making waves with 'You Are Here' OrdinAry nOise the sOnics Catch legendary band The Sonics in London on July 30th for an unforgettable night of rock and roll Our plAylist Worship Years & Years Seas Of Grey Lucy Mason Fluffy Wolf Alice Gunga Din The Libertines Here's the indie on our playlist this month: More @

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